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Bone Chip In Ankle After Sprain
How do you if there is bone chip in ankle after a sprain been 3 months since injury have limited movement in ankle joint?
-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
I severely sprained my ankle and chipped a bone nearly two months ago and I'm still having problems. Why can't I stand very long without having pain?
I chipped my ankle bone 6 years ago &didn't realised until now. Ever since, I've been spraining it& it cracks whenever I move it. What should I do now?
Visit a foot: And ankle specialist for evaluation and recommendation. ...Read more
Reinjured right ankle 2x in 2years. 1st time, chipped outer bone. 2nd time, sprained it. Will wearing air splint frequently reduce risk of CAI?
Ankle chips: I would give it several months to see if the problem resolves. Just because there are chips in there doesn't mean it will be symptomatic. If it continues to be painful see a podiatrist for possible removal which probably could be done arthroscopically. ...Read more
Over 6 weeks ago I sprained my ankle ever since when I move my ankle up and down it clicks around bone area?
Ankle kicked 3 months ago. Diagnosed a sprain. Xrays were negative but I still have pain touching the bone and pivoting. Could it be something else?
Yes: Absolutely could be something else. Xrays are useful and easy to quickly get, but they are not terribly sensitive; meaning you could definitely have a significant ankle injury and have a normal X-ray. ...Read more
I have a sprained ankle and whenever I stretch it forward it feels weird like a bone is coming out or something like that no pain though what the heck is this?
What the Heck ?: That's a good question. Better have a doctor look at it before you the weird feeling gets the best of you. ...Read more
What happens to my ligaments and bones in my ankle if I keep spraining my ankle? I sprained it 10-20 times already. It's painful.
Ankle Sprains: Molly, repeated ankle sprains can cause extensive ligament and cartilage injury. You need to figure out when it happens, and if these times can be protected with taping, bracing, high top shoes, etc. A good sports medicine podiatrist or orthopedist will help. Sometimes with this functional instability, and the fear of a bad fall, surgical repair is recommended. Dr Rich Blake ...Read more
I am 8 days in a backslab due to sprained ankle. I'm having regular pain-free spasms slightly above and back from the ankle bone — is this normal?
Yes: However, by definition spasms are always painful so I doubt true spasms. ...Read more
I sprained my ankle just over 6 months ago and the last few weeks its started to hurt a lot on the back and the outside around the ankle bone. Why?
When you have a bad sprain, the ligament around the joint becomes stretched,after the joint healed, the ligament will be weaker than before, and becomes vulnerable to mutiple small sprain that we do not recognized until the pain becomes noticeable.
Need to wear an ankle suport, wear high top sneakers.stretch the ankle muscle adequatly daily, and see a specialist if pain persisted. ...Read more
I twisted my ankle, and now have a deep red line near the ankle bone. Is it possible its broken? Or sprained?
Xray: Probably best to get an X-ray of your ankle to rule out any possible fractures. In the meantime please rest, ice, elevate your limb to reduce pain and swelling. ...Read more
I have rolled/sprained my ankle again its like the 13 time in the past six months docs say the bones are fine. What could be wrong?
I've sprained my ankle 3 weeks ago (sprain still not recover yet) and up till now, my ankle bone is feeling painful when touch, is it normal?
Get eval: Sprains can be mike or severe involving ligament tears, or even an avail sion fracture, which. Might have been missed originally. See your PMR or ortho dec for eval. Complex regional pains can develop from simple sprains, so it should be checked ...Read more
I sprained my ankle 9 weeks ago there is still a hard bump infront of my ankle bone on the outside is this normal it hurts to push on it what do I do?
Get CT: Sometimes a 'simple' ankle sprain is really a bone evulsion at this location and can continue to heard. A simple sprain should be resolved in 6-8 weeks max. Need evaluation with at least x-rays, but if there is any question, you need a ct or MRI based on examination and history. ...Read more
See Podiatrist: Hard to tell from your description. Need more information and detail. Have it evaluated. ...Read more
Both hearts: The symptoms of both pain and deformity discolored skin, but when you examine the person with broken bones he will have tenderness were the bone broken were is no ligament, of course the x-ray will help. Good luck. ...Read more
Perhaps there is : Further injury than what you describe.Get a more detailed answer ›
My husband sprained his ankle and bruised the talus bone 15 mos ago. It's still bothering him. What can he do?
I'm due to have an ankle debridement and removal of bone fragments from a sprain. How likely I will be able to run again?
Varies: The outcome varies somewhat, but in general it is a successful procedure in the properly selected patient, with about a 90 percent return to activity rate if you are a good surgical candidate. ...Read more
How can I tell if the bones in my ankle are separating without an x-ray? I sprained my ankle 7 months ago and I am still in a lot of pain.
About to have ankle debridement and bone fragments removed as result of ankle sprain last nov. Will i be able to return to distance running?
Sprained ankle on may 2 felt something snap today. Been in a boot for cold to touch, no balance, bone keeps popping out-of-place pain unbearable?
Upping the odds....: It sounds as though, regardless as to how bad the ankle sprain was on May 2nd, your ankle's condition has just gotten worse. Start treating it as though it was a completely new injury. Say off of it and contact your doctor immediately. If the pain is unbearable, you will need to go to either the emergency room or a nearby urgent care. ...Read more
3 months ago I hurt my ankle hospital said it was sprained ever since my ankle keeps clicking once I move it up and down around the bone of ankle?
Cartilage, fluid etc: Clicking can come from a variety of sources including a cartilage injury on the top of the talus or bottom of the tibia; fluid shifts in or around the joint; a loose body (bone or cartilage) or enlarged soft tissue from the injury. If the clicking is painful or associated with swelling, then it's time to see an orthopedic doctor. If no pain or swelling, then observation is all that is required. ...Read more
In sept. I sprained my ankle. 7 months later I am still having severe pain and swelling. Is it possible my bones are separating? Any help/advice helps
There is something : Wrong, go see a foot/ankle specialist.Get a more detailed answer ›
Sprained right ankle twice(2012-2016). Healed. Notice the "part" rightBELOW the right ankle bone is more protruding/bigger than the left ankle. Problem?
Not w/o pain: If you have pain from the noted difference in ankle anatomy right vs left, the yes it's a problem. If no pain and no limitation of movement, then no worries. It could be scar tissue or a bone callous. If problematic, see a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...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
Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more