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Can You Walk On A Sprained Ankle
Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more
Yes if NO fracture: Ankle sprains are one of the most common extremity injuries. Most mild sprains are effectively treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Walking is allowed and recommended as soon as it is tolerated. Splinting or bracing can be useful to speed up recovery and the ability to walk with more significant ankle sprains. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It immobilizes : The foot so that the foot is not going thru its full range. They often have rocker bottoms, so your not spending a lot of time on any one particular part of the foot. ...Read more
Xray to see fracture: You need to undergo a thorough anl/leg examination by a health care provider to see whether an xray is indicated. ...Read more
More pain: If it is only a simple sprained ankle, walking on it too soon will only make the swelling worse and continue the pain. Sometimes a sprained ankle has significant ligament tears that can really make things worse if you walk on them too early, as they may not heal. Make sure to get an evaluation by an orthopedist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time since injury!: In the acute stage of an ankle sprain, you experience pain, swelling and bruising. It is a matter of calming things down with rest, ice, etc.. After some time, a couple of weeks or so, stiffness, residual swelling, and some pain, are common. In this stage, no iice. (ice causes the soft tissue to contract). Warm therapy, therapeutic ultrasound , e-stimulation and manual stretching, will hasten. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any ankle sprain: It does not have to be bad at all. Ankle sprains generally require some kind of immobilization while you are going through the healing process. As for what device is used to immobilize that is up to the discretion of your healthcare provider. However, walking boots can be used for any grade of ankle sprain. ...Read more
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
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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