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How do you if there is bone chip in ankle after a sprain been 3 months since injury have limited movement in ankle joint?

How do you if there is bone chip in ankle after a sprain been 3 months since injury have limited movement in ankle joint?

Bone chip: Start by first getting the ankle xrayed if nothing shows up than an MRI would show if you have a bone chip and if you damaged any soft tissue in your ankle. ...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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Sprained ankle with bone chips how long to heal?

Sprained ankle with bone chips how long to heal?

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

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Over 6 weeks ago I sprained my ankle ever since when I move my ankle up and down it clicks around bone area?

Over 6 weeks ago I sprained my ankle ever since when I move my ankle up and down it clicks around bone area?

Painless click ok: As long as it clicks without pain, you are ok. If you have persistent pain which is not improving, you should see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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?

Sprain again: 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

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My question is what causes bone bruises & ankle sprains not to heal?

See below: It could be a number of factors including vitamin deficiency, poor blood flow, not enough rest. ...Read more

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I twisted my ankle, and now have a deep red line near the ankle bone. Is it possible its broken? Or sprained?

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

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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 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?

Tendon injury: A sprain is an injury to the tendon of variable degree. If you have that much instability of the ankle then more than likely you have a significant ligament tear and an MRI would be indicated. See a foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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I sprained my ankle and now there's a protruding bone on my foot. What should I do?

I sprained my ankle and now there's a protruding bone on my foot. What should I do?

See Podiatrist: Hard to tell from your description. Need more information and detail. Have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of broken ankle bones compared to just a bad sprain?

What are symptoms of broken ankle bones compared to just a bad sprain?

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

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What do you suggest if I'm unsure if I have mildly sprained my ankle or just bruised the bone?

Depends: If you can walk on it without limping or pain I would not be concerned.
If swollen and painful then use ice and compression.
Consider seeing a podiatrist. ...Read more

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My husband sprained his ankle and bruised the talus bone 15 mos ago. It's still bothering him. What can he do?

My husband sprained his ankle and bruised the talus bone 15 mos ago. It's still bothering him. What can he do?

Let see if i can hel: When of the things could be the problem that he have ligament injury which did not healed. Other things could be had a small fracture of the cartilage in the talus did not healed. Check it out, both could be diagnosed with MRI of the area. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

See MD: 7 months after a sprain you should have healed and not be experiencing pain. Definitely see your primary for evaluation if imaging is necessary your medical professional will discuss this with you. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Running again: It is quite possible that you can run again. It would depend on how you are doing after the debridement, and it may take some time, maybe a few months. So you may have to be patient. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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Sprained right ankle twice(2012-2016). Healed. Notice the "part" rightBELOW the right ankle bone is more protruding/bigger than the left ankle. Problem?

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

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


Bone (Definition)

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