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Can i sprain my ankle by falling down a flight of stairs?

Can i sprain my ankle by falling down a flight of stairs?

Yes: The bigger question is did you fall down the stairs or ar you asking to find out if you can? You can sprain or break the ankle or do much worse. If you did fall, then get treatment by seeing an orthopaedic doctor or podiatrist. ...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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I sprained my ankle badly last night after falling down the stairs. How can I best manage the pain ?

I sprained my ankle badly last night after falling down the stairs. How can I best manage the pain ?

RICE: Rest. Ice. Compression. Elevation. Also oral anti inflammatory like Aleve (naproxen) with food. If symptoms persist or worsen after 48 hrs seek medical evaluation and X-ray to rule out a stress fracture ...Read more

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I fell down the stairs and sprained my ankle. What can I do for this?

I fell down the stairs and sprained my ankle. What can I do for this?

Being : Evaluated by a doctor would be a good idea. Ice to the ankle, rest, compression, elevation and an ankle brace would be a good idea as well. ...Read more

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Fell down stairs, sprain ankle and soar back and tailbone . can friend travel?

Fell down stairs, sprain ankle and soar back and tailbone . can friend travel?

Fell down stairs: Did your friend get a medical evaluation? Falling down stairs can cause significant injury. If there are no fractures or other injuries requiring treatment, traveling and other activities can probably be resumed as tolerated. ...Read more

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Ankle sprain 2 weeks ago. Now still pain when walk down stairs, squat down, walk slopes. Will recover on its own with time? What treatment needed?

Ankle sprain 2 weeks ago. Now still pain when walk down stairs, squat down,  walk slopes. Will recover on its own with time? What treatment needed?

Have it evaluated.: Ankle pain following and injury may last a long time. The pain may be due to a fracture, sprains, arthritis, or a soft tissue injury involving the tendon, ligaments or nerves . Have the foot evaluated so that you may get the appropriate care. ...Read more

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Weird 1-ever seen an ankle sprain make skin turn tan and peel 4 weeks later? (no not sunburn) fell down stairs, ankles were wrapped during sun exposur

Weird 1-ever seen an ankle sprain make skin turn tan and peel 4 weeks later? (no not sunburn) fell down stairs, ankles were wrapped during sun exposur

No unusual: The wrapping along with swelling of tye ankle can cause discoloration of the skin. When swelling goes down the skin tends to peel/slough. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...Read more