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Ankle air splint too tight 3-4 days - foot has pitting edema w/some bruising. 1 wk s/p 2nd deg ATFL sprain. 36 y.o. M w/HTN. Any permanent damage?

Ankle air splint too tight 3-4 days - foot has pitting edema w/some bruising. 1 wk s/p 2nd deg ATFL sprain. 36 y.o. M w/HTN. Any permanent damage?

Unlikely: The edema and bruising is common after a sprain. Depends on how much you are icing and elevating you leg. You will know more in the upcoming weeks. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain, but with ice, time, rest, & activity modification they heal over a few weeks, 3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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12d s/p 2nd deg ATFL ankle sprain. Still 2+ pitting edema entire foot dorsum, not just ankle. Elevating helps a bit. Why circulation issue? What 2do?

12d s/p 2nd deg ATFL ankle sprain. Still 2+ pitting edema entire foot dorsum, not just ankle. Elevating helps a bit. Why circulation issue? What 2do?

May be due to HTN: It is common to have swelling for 3-6 months after a severe ankle sprain. But pitting edema is usually a result of venous disease. The veins do get damaged when you sprain your ankle, leading to swelling, but since you have high blood pressure as well, the veins have been insufficient before the injury and are now damaged more. I recommend you see a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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I had a severe sprain which was a complete tear of my ATFL ligament along with damage to the CFL. I'm immobilized but unstable. Will stability return?

I had a severe sprain which was a complete tear of my ATFL ligament along with damage to the CFL. I'm immobilized but unstable. Will stability return?

Ankle sprains: You are describing an ankle sprain with 2 of the 3 ropes that hold your bones together (ligaments) on the outside of ankle torn. (Get xray if bones hurt). For first sprains, most people do well with rest, ice, elevation and gentle range of motion activity. Later, exercises often strengthen the supporting muscles and can help. If the ankle remains unstable make sure to see an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I fix an anterior talofibular ligament severe sprain (no tear)?

How do I fix an anterior talofibular ligament severe sprain (no tear)?

Usually no surgery: The vast majority of sprains are treated
conservatively with ice, nsaids, and therapy
sometimes in grade 3 sprains, if the patient
shows instability, one might need a recon-
structive procedure to alleviate potential
instability. ...Read more

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Partial atfl tear and tensosynovitis of ankle on mri. Suffer future sprains?

Partial atfl tear and tensosynovitis of ankle on mri. Suffer future sprains?

Orthotics can help: There is most likely a biomechanical issue. If the deltoid and posterior ligaments are intact, you should be able to recover fairly well. Alignment and stability issues can be addressed via custom orthoses/bracing. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle 3 months ago. MRI now shows thickened and ill-defined ATFL, what does that mean? Is it likely to improve? Still hurts and swells.

I sprained my ankle 3 months ago. MRI now shows thickened and ill-defined ATFL, what does that mean? Is it likely to improve? Still hurts and swells.

Bad sprain: You have a chronic sprain of the Anterior talofibular ligament. This is one of the supporting ligaments for the foot/ankle. The MRI findings could mean an injury/sprain or small partial tear. If it has been 3 months it should be improving. Initial treatment should have been ice, elevation followed by rest, and maybe an ankle brace. If it is not improving you may need injection, splint, or sx. ...Read more

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How would you grade an ankle sprain with a ruptured atfl, high-grade partial tear of the deltoid ligament without disruption?

How would you grade an ankle sprain with a ruptured atfl, high-grade partial tear of the deltoid ligament without disruption?

Sprain: In layman's terms this would be called bad. Definitely see your podiatrist or orthopedist for help with this. ...Read more

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How can you tell what type of sprain you have as I have bruising around my atfl and pain and bruising around my ankle joint limited swelling?

How can you tell what type of sprain you have as I have bruising around my atfl and pain and bruising around my ankle joint limited swelling?

Joint stability: Range of motion studies and stability exam can help determine what stage your sprain is. All ankle sprains that have bruising and swelling should be evaluated for ligament tears and a fracture to avoid long term instability. ...Read more

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I've sprained ankle and the muscles on my calf are sore I have bruising around joint and atfl should I be very worried I can walk but it hurts abit?

I've sprained ankle and the muscles on my calf are sore I have bruising around joint and atfl should I be very worried I can walk but it hurts abit?

Probably not.: Without a physical exam, it's difficult to know the severity of your injury, but if it only hurts a bit when you walk, you probably only have a mild atfl sprain and mild calf sprain. If it's a new injury (<72 hrs), then follow the rice protocol (google it) and limit activities which cause increased pain. If your ankle feels unstable, you can buy a relatively inexpensive ankle splint at the store. ...Read more

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Could you please help me with a question regarding anterior talofibular ligament sprain?

See below: It usually occurs from a traumatic injury.
It will usually respond to conservative care and immobilization, but may need surgery. ...Read more

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What's a joing sprain?

What's a joing sprain?

General term: "sprain" is a general term - often mis used referring to the stretch or tearing of a ligament. Ligaments are the 'rubber bands" that hold bones and joints together in the skeleton. Minor sprains resolve without treatment, severe ones sometimes require many weeks of treatment or even surgery. ...Read more

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How are neck sprains treated?

How are neck sprains treated?

Therapy/medication: Initially a short course of anti-inflammatories, muscle relaxers, and massage can help. Physical therapy can be prescribed to work on posture, gentle exercise, traction and modalities such as heat and ultrasound. See your physician if your pain lasts greater than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Sprained ribs symptoms?

Sprained ribs symptoms?

Pain: Usually symptoms of pain along the site of injury. Would likely need to be seen to make sure you don't have a fracture. ...Read more

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What is a sprained ligament?

What is a sprained ligament?

Stretched ligament: A sprained ligament occurs when the ligament, which mean to connect one bone to another, gets stretched due to excessive force applied to it. There are 3 grades of ligament sprain. Grade 1 involves a stretch of the ligament. Grade 2 involves a partial tear of the ligament. Grade 3 involves a full thickness tear of the ligament. ...Read more

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What exactly are finger sprains?

What exactly are finger sprains?

Joint injuries: A finger sprain is an injury involving the supporting structures of a joint. The joint capsule and ligaments, provide stability to the joint. In a sprain, these structures are excessively stretched, buy not disrupted. Sprains resolve with time and can be helped by brief immobilization, protected range of motion, ice, nsaid's and steroids. ...Read more

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How can you prevent sprained ankles?

How can you prevent sprained ankles?

You can't.: Accidents can't be avoided, only mimimized. Sprains occur when all your weight is on one leg, the foot is in an awkward position, and the ankle is forced beyond its normal range of motion. This happens on uneven terrain so pick your trails carefully. After a sprain, an incompletely rehabilitated ankle is prone to reinjury, so physical therapy and a program of ankle strengthening is wise. ...Read more

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How can I sprain either of my ankles?

How can I sprain either of my ankles?

Disconcerting: This question is of concern. First, it would be unethical for physicians to give you a recipe to injure your body. Second, if you desire to engage in self-harm please seek mental health help. Take care. ...Read more

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How long will sprain in be swollen.?

How long will sprain in be swollen.?

Ankle sprain: Ankle sprains come in severities like most injuries. The more severe ankle sprains take up to several months to recover ; swelling may be the last symptom to resolve. Minor sprains may only last a week with no swelling ever occurring. Make sure you have the correct diagnosis and a treatment plan from your doctor. ...Read more

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How to tell if my finger is sprained?

How to tell if my finger is sprained?

Pain and motion: A sprain would mean that the joints of the finger are not unstable but that they are sore and have decreased motion after an injury. If this is the case, you likely have a sprain. You can always see your doctor for an exam to be sure. ...Read more

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Can you walk when your foots sprained?

Can you walk when your foots sprained?

May be painful: Try to limit your ambulation and give the foot a chance to heal. ...Read more

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Is tearing ligaments same as a sprain?

Is tearing ligaments same as a sprain?

Yes: Sprain is injury to ligament. Sprain can be graded bad on how badly ligament has bene injured. Grade 1 is mild stretching of ligament. Grade 2 is partial tear of ligament without joint instability. Grade 3 is complete rupture of ligament with joint instability.
http://patient. Info/health/sprains-and-strains-leaflet ...Read more

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Could rotator cuff sprain be permanent?

Could rotator cuff sprain be permanent?

? Sprain: If you have injured your rotator cuff over time or w/ one episode of trauma you may have 'strained' or irritated the rot cuff. These generally will get better w/time. If, however, you tore or partially tore the rot. Cuff this may not improve completely and may require surgery. A good exam and quality MRI scan can differentiate between the two. See an ors w/ specialty training in shoulder surg. Gl! ...Read more

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How long is there swelling in a sprain?

Swelling: It depends on which joint and how bad the sprain was. Swelling can often persist for a number of months, even after the joint is feeling better. ...Read more

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How can I treat a 5th metatarsal sprain?

If you sprained: Your foot and your fifth metatarsal hurts one would want to make sure there is o fracture to this bone. Avulsion fractures of the base of the fifth metatarsal are common after sprains. There are also a few ligamentous and tendon attachments to the bone that could cause issues like tendonitis etc. If pain present, a surgical shoe or cam walker boot can help rest the foot. ...Read more

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Can you sprain your chest from coughing?

Can you sprain your chest from coughing?

See below: You can strain the intercostal muscles, which are the muscles between the ribs. ...Read more

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What to do when a 2 yr old gets sprained?

What to do when a 2 yr old gets sprained?

See doctor.: If you think your toddler has sprained a joint, it's best to see his/her doctor. It's sometimes hard to tell if it's a sprain, a strain, or even a tiny break in the bone. Once the doctor has diagnosed the problem, an appropriate treatment plan for that problem will be made. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more