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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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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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Broken ankle or sprain, how can I tell?

Broken ankle or sprain, how can I tell?

Get Akle: Checked. A simple x-ray can determine if there is a fracture or not. See podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. If fracture immobilization is a must. Read more

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What is a sprain versus a broken ankle?

What is a sprain versus a broken ankle?

Bone involvement: When you sprain your ankle there is no bone involved. Usually the ligaments and sometimes in severe cases the tendons of your ankle are hurt during a sprain, when when you break your ankle, a bone in your ankle is broken. Read more

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Broken ankle or just a sprain, what's the difference?

Broken ankle or just a sprain, what's the difference?

Many possible signs: Twisting ones’ ankle can lead to a sprained ankle. Often times, this may result in ligament or tendon injuries which may lead to ankle bruising, swelling, pain, and possibly instability. An x-ray of the foot and ankle will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture. Read more

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I have a broken ankle or sprained ankle~, what to do?

I have a broken ankle or sprained ankle~, what to do?

Xray to see fracture: You need to undergo a thorough anl/leg examination by a health care provider to see whether an xray is indicated. Read more

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Is a broken ankle very painful? Or can it be only mildly painful and fool you into thinking it was a sprain?

Is a broken ankle very painful? Or can it be only mildly painful and fool you into thinking it was a sprain?

It can fool you: Amont of pain can't be used to distinquish thextwo or amount of swelling xray only reliable way of differentiating. Read more

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3 years go=broken ankle & screwes sprained my akle playing tennis in auguet and it's still swollen. Had me in a cast. Is this normal?

3 years go=broken ankle & screwes sprained my akle playing tennis in auguet and it's still swollen. Had me in a cast. Is this normal?

Possibly: I think you're saying you had screws placed for a broken ankle 3 years ago, and now you've sprained your ankle last august and it's still swollen. I actually warn my patients that after bad ankle injuries (in your case, 2 of them), the swelling may actually never go away, but as long as your ankle is functional and painless and strong, I would not worry about some persistent swelling. Read more

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Is it possible to break an already broken ankle?

Is it possible to break an already broken ankle?

I guess....: Theoretically it is possible, but I have never seen someone fracture an already fractured ankle in a separate place. Read more

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What are some of the signs and symptoms of a broken ankle?

No weight bearing: An ankle fracture usually presents with severe pain, swelling, bruising and the inability to bear any weight on that ankle/foot due to the severe pain. Read more

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Need expert help here. What are symptoms of a fractured/broken ankle?

Need expert help here. What are symptoms of a fractured/broken ankle?

Swelling, pain...: Possible bruising, inability to bear weight may or may not be present, deformity may be present with severe and displaced fractures. Read more

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I did a search for diagnosis of some of my symptoms and came up with broken ankle. What do doctors look for to diagnose it?

X-ray: An x-ray is the gold standard to diagnose an ankle fracture. A thorough physical exam should always accompany an x-ray. Occasionally, a ct scan or an MRI is needed to diagnose or further define a hidden or complex fracture. Read more

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My cast is hurting my broken ankle small break should I remove and put on tensor bandage and stay off it?

My cast is hurting my broken ankle small break should I remove and put on tensor bandage and stay off it?

SEE Dr put it on: You should see the person to put it on so it can takecorrecting action. Without seen the fx I can not make recomendations for you to take it off. Read more

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What is the symptoms of a broken ankle!?

Broken ankle: With any ankle injury you will develop swelling an pain. With a fracture you could see a black and blue around your heel. Severe pain. And in a severe case of a fracture ankle, it can be deformed I recommended you see your doctor and get the ankle evaluated and xrayed to see the extent of your injury. Read more

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Broken ankle heard it go pop then no pain. Is this bad the docs are waiting for my bone to set to put a cst on. Did it set in place or break more??

Broken ankle heard it go pop then no pain. Is this bad the docs are waiting for my bone to set to put a cst on. Did it set in place or break more??

Sorry difficult to: Understand your exact question, but if you have a broken bone, you will have to go see your orthopaedic surgeon, and make sure you are compliant with any recommended treatment (s), including weightbearing recommendations, etc. If you have any questions with the treatment recommendation (which varies depending on fracture type), make sure to ask your orthopaedic surgeon before leaving his/her office Read more

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Bad knee pain after broken ankle? Dislocated knee two years prior to ankle break. Now it feels like the knee is being pushed out of place when I walk?

Bad knee pain after broken ankle? Dislocated knee two years prior to ankle break. Now it feels like the knee is being pushed out of place when I walk?

Get evaluated: Knee pain can have multiple causes including but not limited to trauma, arthritis, tendinitis, infection, and neoplasm. A thorough history and physical followed by diagnostic imaging can help get the answers and treatment you might need. Read more

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Can I drive with a broken ankle?

Can I drive with a broken ankle?

Not if it: Is on your driving foot you can't. Read more

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Broken ankle painful 2 years later?

Cartilage injury: Fractures of the ankle can result in post-traumatic arthritis either imediately or come on years later. Scar tissue and/or cartilage damage is the most common cause. See an orthopedic surgeon for eevaluation which may include plain x-rays, ct scan or mri. Read more

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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


Dr. Steven Bernstein
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Broken Ankle (Definition)

Ankle fracture describe a break or fracture of any of the bones of the ankle. This can be caused by falls, trauma, or twisting of the ankle. Patients with ankle fractures experience pain and swelling of the foot, and have difficulty bearing any weight ...Read more