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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Acupuncture (Definition)

Acupuncture is a treatment based on Chinese medicine -- a system of healing that dates back thousands of years. At the core of Chinese medicine is the notion that a type of life force, or energy, known as qi (pronounced "chee") flows through energy pathways (meridians) in the body. Each meridian corresponds to one organ, or group of organs, that governs particular bodily functions. Achieving the proper flow of qi is thought to create health and wellness. Qi maintains the dynamic balance of yin and yang, which are complementary opposites. According to Chinese medicine, everything in nature has both yin and yang. An imbalance of qi (too much, too little, or blocked flow) causes disease. To restore balance to the qi, an acupuncturist inserts needles at points along the meridians. These acupuncture points are places where the energy pathway is close to the ...Read more


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Is acupuncture recommended for sprained swollen ankle?

Is acupuncture recommended for sprained swollen ankle?

Sprain: I am not sure either , but as the other doc said rice - rest , ice compression and elevation certainly do work . Good luck. ...Read more

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How does ice help a sprained ankle?

 How does ice help a sprained ankle?

To ice or not.: After tissue damage, the body engages defensive mechanism known as the inflammatory response. To control blood loss, initially, there is severe constrictions of the blood vessels injured in the area. This is where ice helps with the injury. It aids the body in minimizing fluid loss to keep swelling to a minimum. The problem is, if too much cold is applied too long, the healing can be slowed. ...Read more

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How does compression help a sprained ankle?

 How does compression help a sprained ankle?

COMPRESSION: Compression of a sprained ankle wig an ace wrap or ankle brace will decrease swelling and stabilize the joint. ...Read more

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How can epsom salts help a sprained ankle?

How can  epsom salts help a sprained ankle?

Helps reduce : Swelling but should not be used in the first 48 hours. ...Read more

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I drink 40 units of alcohol a week,can I take two 500mg tablets of Acetominophen for a few days to help a sprained ankle.Thank you.

I drink 40 units of alcohol a week,can I take two 500mg tablets of Acetominophen for a few days to help a sprained ankle.Thank you.

Etoh&tylenol: hello ~ I dont know what 40 "units" means. Please use internationally accepted measurements to get the best advice. I Gram of acetominophen a day for 2-4 days, is SAFE even if you are drinking alcohol actively. However, the BEST advice is NOT to drink if you need to take a drug that is hepatotoxic. Acetominophen is hepatotoxic in doses >2Gm per day. Always consider reducing alcohol intake.thanks ...Read more

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How can ankle physical therapy help a sprained ankle?

How can  ankle physical therapy help a sprained ankle?

Strengthening: A sprain means that the stabilizing ligaments have been damaged. Therapy can train and strengthen the muscles around the ankle to do more of the joint stabilization, protect the ligaments and allow them to heal even while you are increasing your activity level. It can also help you get your full motion back faster. ...Read more

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How painful is a sprained ankle?

Depends: There can be minimal pain or really severe pain depending how badly the ankle is sprained and how much damage has been caused to the ligament ...Read more

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Can my sprained ankle be broken?

Possibly: A sprained ankle may initially have negative x-rays. With continued pain and swelling without improvement, an MRI might show a non displaced fracture. ...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


Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

Ankle sprains are very common injuries. There's a good chance that while playing as a child or stepping on an uneven surface as an adult you sprained your ankle--some 25,000 people do ...Read more