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Can you fly with a sprained ankle?

Can you fly with a sprained ankle?

Sprain ankle: Yes you can. The problem with flying is that your leg can be dependent or hanging down for a long time. This can increase swelling and stiffness. ...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


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Is it safe to fly with a sprained ankle?

Is it safe to fly with a sprained ankle?

Yes: It is safe to fly but you may notice that your ankle is more inflamed, swollen and stiff after your flight as you won't be able to elevate your legs during the flight. If you are in Business or First Class, this should not be a problem ...Read more

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Can flying with a sprained ankle cause a blood clot?

Can flying with a sprained ankle cause a blood clot?

Blood clots: Are generally caused by inactivity or lack of movement. Swelling could contribute or increase risk. So can obesity, taking oral contraception, smoking and pregnancy. If you get up and walk around, keep the foot in motion this would decrease any risk. One could also wear anti embolism stockings. ...Read more

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Hi there, I have a sprained ankle which has now spread up into my calf muscle im in a lot of pain, im due to fly 10 hrs tomorrow home, ok to fly?

Hi there, I have a sprained ankle which has now spread up into my calf muscle im in a lot of pain, im due to fly 10 hrs tomorrow home, ok to fly?

Trauma and flying: If you have torn or ruptured and muscle or tendon in the leg or ankle, and you have increased swelling, you could be at a higher risk for DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis/Clot) in your leg. It would be wise to wear compression stockings/TED hose prior to flying so that you can attempt to control the swelling in the leg, particularly under increased Cabin pressure. But it should be safe for you to fly ...Read more

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Hi, flying long haul 3 flights (5, 14 & 3 hrs each) journey 4 weeks after ankle sprain. Am mobile, minimal swelling, allergic to aspirin. Dvt risk?

Hi, flying long haul 3 flights (5, 14 & 3 hrs each) journey 4 weeks after ankle sprain. Am mobile, minimal swelling, allergic to aspirin. Dvt risk?

Take precautions..: There is always a risk, even for people without an ankle sprain. Try to keep mobile, even on the plane. Walk, or at least stand, multiple times per flight. Stay hydrated and try not to kink you leg from sitting too long. ...Read more

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How to tape a sprained ankle?

How to tape a sprained ankle?

Try U-tube: Can't explain or demonstrate here. Try u-tube or see a sports trainer to demo this to you. ...Read more

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What to do when sprained ankle?

R.I.C.E.: Rest, ice, compression and elevation. The sprain should also be treated with pt to facilitate as rapid healing as possible. ...Read more

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How painful is a sprained ankle?

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?

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

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How can I help my sprained ankle?

How can I help my sprained ankle?

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 more

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Is a sprained ankle an emergency?

Is a sprained ankle an emergency?

Depends: If you can not walk on it and there is a huge amount of swelling then yes it should be seen ASAP ...Read more

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What to do with my sprained ankle?

What to do with my sprained ankle?

"RICE": Rest, ice, compression and elevation. But not for more than 48 hours. If your pain and swelling persists after that, you need to be seen by a doctor. A word of caution with the advil: if you have a fracture, continually taking anti-inflammatory medication will delay fracture healing. It's ok to take 1 or 2 every other day or so, but until you know you don't have a fracture, don't load up on them. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle, how do I exercise?

Sprained ankle, how do I exercise?

You: Don't until you are healed. You can do seated resistant exercises with weights. ...Read more

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What to do about a sprained ankle?

What to do about a sprained ankle?

Ice ice brace it: For first line treatment, ice, rest and brace it. Antiinflammatory meds can help decrease swelling and pain. It takes 3-4 weeks for ligaments to heal. If it continues to hurt after 1-2 weeks, seeing a physician for standing x-rays and exam in case you may have damaged your ankle more severely than first thought. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What makes a sprained ankle better?

What makes a sprained ankle better?

Ankle sprain: To heal a sprained ankle, it depends on the severity of the sprain. If its a chronically sprained ankle with constant pain and instability, it will take longer than a mild outside sprain. Usually 3-4 weeks of rest, icing, antiinflammatory meds (like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin), bracing or compressing wraps, with or without physical therapy should the starting treatment. Hope that helped! ...Read more

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What to do about my sprained ankle?

What to do about my sprained ankle?

Ice ice brace it: For first line treatment, ice, rest and brace it. Antiinflammatory meds can help decrease swelling and pain. It takes 3-4 weeks for ligaments to heal. If it continues to hurt after 1-2 weeks, seeing a physician for standing x-rays and exam in case you may have damaged your ankle more severely than first thought. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Best way to treat a sprained ankle?

Best way to treat a sprained ankle?

It depend: We grade torn ligament to three levels.
1-grade 1.
2-grade 2.
3-grade 3.

The first two usually are treated non surgical, by cast or brace for about 4-6 weeks.
The third one usually treated surgically. ...Read more

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How can you treat a sprained ankle?

How can you treat a sprained ankle?

Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and 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 can you treat my sprained ankle?

How can you treat my sprained ankle?

PRICE but see the Dr: Protection - immobilize
rest
ice
compression
elevation

see the podiatrist for a complete examination. If you self treat and it's a severe sprain, the soft tissue injury can potentially create more problems if unchecked. ...Read more

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How should I treat my sprained ankle?

How should I treat my sprained ankle?

R.I.C.E: Rest
Ice
Compression
Elevation

If there is ongoing pain on weight bearing after 3 days of above treatment, it is prudent to see a Doctor to organise X Rays.

http://www. Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/tc/ankle-sprain-treatment-overview ...Read more

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How to heal a possible sprained ankle?

How to heal a possible sprained ankle?

Sprain: Ice and elevation. Compression in the form of ace bandage or an elastic ankle brace. If not better in 1-2 weeks, see a foot and ankle specialist to make sure it is just sprained and not ruptured (torn). 2 different things with different treatments! ...Read more

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Will a sprained ankle ever heal 100%?

Usually heals: For residual pain after a sprained ankle an evaluation for a osteochondral talar dome fracture is needed. Mri or ankle arthroscopy may help. ...Read more

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What should I wear with sprained ankle?

A Lace up brace.: For mild sprains, a lace up brace should provide sufficient support to allow for healing. The elastic wraps do not provide sufficient support. ...Read more

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What are some signs of a sprained ankle?

Several: Pain, swelling, discoloration, difficulty in walking or standing. ...Read more

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Do I need crutches for a sprained ankle?

Do I need crutches for a sprained ankle?

Ankle Sprain: 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 it every day.‚Äč

http://www. Aofas. Org/footcaremd/how-to/foot-injury/pages/how%20to%20care%20for%20a%20sprained%20ankle. Aspx ...Read more

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Do I need crutches for a sprained ankle?

Do I need crutches for a sprained ankle?

Crutch will help you: Although sprains are not life threatening, but they can be quite annoying, and also require immobilization.

By using crutch you will be able to give your ankle chance to heal better. So it is better for you to utilize it as necessary help. ...Read more

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How do I properly wrap a sprained ankle?

OTC ankle brace best: An over-the-counter ankle support brace (choice of elastic, lace-up, or combined) may be a better option unless you have access to a team trainer versed in the skill of taping ankles. ...Read more

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Difference of broken vs. Sprained ankle?

See below: A sprain is the over pulling of tendons & ligaments. A fracture is the breaking of a bone. ...Read more

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What makes a sprained ankle fast better?

Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

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How might you heal a sprained ankle fast?

How might you heal a sprained ankle fast?

Ankle sprain: To heal a sprained ankle, it depends on the severity of the sprain. If its a chronically sprained ankle with constant pain and instability, it will take longer than a mild outside sprain. Usually 3-4 weeks of rest, icing, antiinflammatory meds (like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin), bracing or compressing wraps, with or without physical therapy should the starting treatment. Hope that helped! ...Read more

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What are twisted/sprained ankle symptoms?

Pain, swelling: As well as limited range of motion or ability to bear weight/walk. Could also be symptoms of fracture, infection or a type of arthritis. ...Read more

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What to do for a possible sprained ankle?

Get evaluated: I would recommend seeing a doctor. You should have an xray to make sure it's only a sprain and not worse. If it's truly a sprain, your doctor may immobilize you in an ankle brace, offload with crutches, and recommend simple things like rice therapy; rest, ice, compression wraps and elevation. ...Read more

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How can I treat a twisted/sprained ankle?

How can I treat a twisted/sprained ankle?

See below: Initially, rest, ice, compression/immobilization. If severe or persists, see ankle specialist. ...Read more

Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

An injury that occurs when the ankle rolls, twists, or turns ...Read more