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Can I Ride A Bike With A Sprained Ankle Torn Ligaments
Grade 3: How do you know it is a grade 3? If someone diagnosed that, then you should be receiving their help. See you podiatrist for help ...Read more
Ligaments are defined as collagenn tissue structures that connect bones in and around joints. A classic example is the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee that provides stability o the bones of the knee joint and specifically connects the femur to the tibia. A torn ligament is simply any disruption ...Read more
Sprained ankle 10mnths ago, still pain on weightbearing, but no instability. Mri (5mnths back)said 2 torn ligaments. Did extensive pt exs, bracing. Stil pain?
Have it evaluated.: Pain may last a long time following a foot or ankle injury. An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. You may have a soft tissue injury if it is just a sprain and may have damaged the muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the area. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. If the pain has not improved with conservative measures surgery may be a good option. ...Read more
Pain in ankle on standing that worsens wth time, relieves wth rest. Did pt, bracing.9mnth old ankle sprain. I m ovrweight. Mri-2 torn ligaments. Wil it cure
Perhaps: A period of non weight bearing would be prudent, . ...Read more
Sprained ankle 6 months ago still hurts swells when I walk or stand too long. No fracture, no torn ligaments. Feel a pulling pain from ankle up my leg?
Sprained ankle: See a podiatrist for a second opinion. ...Read more
6 days post ankle sprain, my foot ankle and bottom of leg go numb. Especially if I stand on it for a whilst. No fracture or torn ligaments only sprain?
Ankle Sprain: An ankle sprain is really a misnomer in that there are typically ligaments torn (partially or fully) around the ankle. The tearing from those ligaments may cause swelling (mild to severe) and the swelling may impinge on the surrounding skin nerves. This may be causing the numbness, especially when standing because fluid naturally builds up lower with gravity. Hope this helps, good luck! ...Read more
I have been given crutches for a grade 2 ankle sprain, with a partial ligament tear. How long should I be on crutches? When do I need to weight bare?
6 weeks +/-: A grade ll is serious enough that a good 6 wks is about right. Doing 2 much 2 soon can jeopardize ur best chance of a good outcome. ...Read more
What is worse: an ankle sprain, tendon tear or ligament tear? I cant walk after 2 weeks on "sprained ankle" and am scared of diagnosis
See your doctor: An ankle sprain is graded on severity and symptoms. The inability to walk two weeks after an ankle sprain is concerning. Even in mild sprains, you do tear part of the ligament. In more severe sprains, more of the ligament is torn. It's possible you could have injured more than one ligament, the cartilage, or the bone which is not allowing you to walk. I recommend you see your doctor right away ...Read more
Sprained ankle 4 days ago diagnosed with right lateral ligament tear. Under bandage over ankle and top of foot a little numb. Severe swelling. Is ok?
Terminology: Great question. Sprains come in various degrees, some, by definition, include a torn ligament. Most sprains are inversion or lateral ankle sprains and the three ligaments here become injured in a particular sequence as the severity of the force on the ankles continues. A simple sprain, or 1st degree sprain, for instance, does not result in a torn ligament. ...Read more
Can be the same...: HI! An ankle sprain can be a varying degree of tendon or ligament damage. Usually, if a ligament is badly injured / damaged there will / can be excessive ' loosenes' of the affected joint or exceesive motion between the two bones the ligament joins. This should be easily determined in most cases by a competent exam including various stress and range of motion testing ie: ankle anterior draw test. ...Read more
I have weake ankles. I have had loads of sprains, broken 1 and torn ligaments in another. What can ido to make them stronger?
I have a 3rd degree ankle sprain and torn in half ligament in my ankle. Now today my whole leg knee to foot swollen huge and hurts? Should I worry?
I had an ankle sprain 6 months back. It still pains if I standand walk for 5 minutes. The MRI reported torn talocalcanealligament with partial tear of post. Talofibular ligament. Whatshould I do?
I have a high ankle sprain but my orthopedic doctor didn't take an mri. Should I get a second opinion? If my ligament is torn will it heal on its own?
Depends on severity: High ankle sprain (has) is a different injury than a routine lateral ankle sprain, in both mechananism of injury and time to healing. Has usually occurs when the foot and ankle were rotatated outward with respect to the shin bone. Routine sprains are inversion injuries, the foot rolls under the ankle. Has takes about twice as long to recover compared to routine sprains. Displacement requires surgery. ...Read more
Ankle sprain 9 months back. Pain on weight bearing after 10 minutes despite continuous physiotherapy & bracing. MRI says 1 torn ligament with 1 partial torn ligament?
Chronic: If you have residual ankle instability, you may be a candidate for ankle reconstruction. ...Read more
I sprained my ankle. X-ray shows no broken bones. Heard it pop, bruises and pain. Are there ways to make sure that there are no torn ligaments?
This may represent a benign side effect of the ankle injury or may indicate something more serious. Whether or not you have pain is central to a diagnosis.
I recommend you be seen by a foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon. One in your area can be found at: www. Aofas. Org. ...Read more
I sprained ankle 4 days ago. Tear to lateral ligament. Still severely swollen, black and blue and painful. Shouldn't there be slight improvement by?
No: If you had a grade 3 sprain of your ankle (severe) then you shouldn't expect much improvement @ 4 days. Swelling, discoloration are the norm. @ 2 wks you should be better but it may take 4-6 wks. For it to resolve. Consider seeing an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation, x-rays to rule out a fracture and treatment guidelines. Best of luck! ...Read more
Painful ankle: Possibly, but it would be best if you took it easy over the next couple of days. You can use price therapy. If the pain is still the same after 10-14 days you should see a doctor and get some xrays. Since you have had repeated sprains you would be best served by asking for a podiatry referral. ...Read more
Stretching your sprained ankle too soon will damage the ligaments and tendons. So when should I start stretch and strengthing exercises?
See below: When you can stand and walk without pain then you can start stretching and strengthening. ...Read more
Can a chronic ankle sprain just be stretched ligaments? Also if you did pt at home, and it didn't help, will you need surgery? What surgery is needed?
What exercises should I do for a sprained ankle after 6 weeks? I tore a ligament. It's feeling back to normal-ish, but it's very tight.
Stretch; strengthen: Light resistance exercises like bike or swim, progressive stretching and strengthening with heat to warm up and ice to cool down. ...Read more
I have a ankle sprain and I am on boots for 4/6wks. Please can you suggest ligament supplement foods to help ligament recovery.
Had outer ankle sprain 20 days back. X rayed ankle, its a ligament sprain. Now able to walk mostly no pain but swelling persists on inner & outer ankle?
Ankle sprain.: It sounds like your ankle is healing up nicely. The swelling might just be residual and may very well continue to recede with more time. If at six weeks total you still have difficulties with the ankle, you might need another evaluation and perhaps an MRI scan. See how it goes. ...Read more
How would you grade an ankle sprain with a ruptured atfl, high-grade partial tear of the deltoid ligament without disruption?
Sprain: In layman's terms this would be called bad. Definitely see your podiatrist or orthopedist for help with this. ...Read more
I sprained my ankle 3 months ago, still swollen and it is tender around my talar dome/fibula. Is it a possible ligament tear?
Good Guess: Anything is possible. Your ankle needs to evaluated both physically and with imagery. See a professional. ...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