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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?
-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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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? 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
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
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
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