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Can Acupuncture Help A Sprained Ankle
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends on the severity of the ankle sprain. Minor sprains will cause pain and swelling. Ankle sprains can also cause varying degrees of bruising. If you have pain directly over your ankle bone or if your have difficulty walking, you may need an x-ray. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. Once improved, mobilization and physical therapy can help restore strength and function. Healing times may vary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RICE: Rice. Rest- 24 to 28 hrs. Avoid activities that require use of your ankle. Ice- for first 2 days after injury, apply ice for 15 to 20 minutes every few hours. A bag of frozen peas is good. Compression- you can wrap your foot, ankle & lower leg with an ace wrap. Make sure it is not so tight that it decreases your circulation. Elevate- elevate ankle above your heart. Can prop on a pillow. ...Read more
Swelling: Coflex is a cohesive bandage.When you sprain your ankle and depending upon de degree of the sprainn will be swellling(edema)., the coflex by being cohesive help to control and decrease the swelling, however you should use others modalities to control swelling such as icing and iinmobilisation. ...Read more
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