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In how little time can you walk on a sprained ankle?

In how little time can you walk on a sprained ankle?

Depends: It depends on how bad the sprain is, how much pain, swelling. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Sandler
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Walking (Definition)

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


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Can I walk on a sprained ankle?

Can I walk on a sprained ankle?

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 more

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Is it ok to walk on a sprained ankle?

Is it ok to walk on a sprained ankle?

Gentle pressure: Be aware that if the ligaments are totally ruptured, ambulation is not recommended. The ligament tear (sprain) in varying degrees. If the ankle is unstable, the ligaments may be totally separated, in that case you do don't want to put pressure on the ankle. ...Read more

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How long before I can walk on a sprained ankle?

How long before I can walk on a sprained ankle?

Sprained ankle: Minor sprains should be fine to walk on it, especially if there is no pain, swelling or instability. Let pain and swelling be your guide. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What could happen if you walk on a sprained ankle?

What could happen if you walk on a sprained ankle?

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 more

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How long do I have to wait before I can walk on my sprained ankle?

How long do I have to wait before I can walk on my sprained ankle?

CLINICAL S & S: Do you know for a fact it is not broken? If sprained, the lessening of pain and swelling, and a feeling of stability, are indicators of a healing ankle sprain.

Sincerely,

Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Is it normal for an sprained ankle to look bigger after 3 weeks even though I can walk on it fine with no pain at all?

Is it normal for an sprained ankle to look bigger after 3 weeks even though I can walk on it fine with no pain at all?

Yes: Yes that could be quite normal
injured joints tend to be swollen for quite some time and sometimes more or less permanently
sometimes using a support hose will help with this. ...Read more

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How can you make a sprained ankle heal faster? Even though I can still walk with little limp should I use a cane or crutches to walk places

How can you make a sprained ankle heal faster? Even though I can still walk with little limp should I use a cane or crutches to walk places

Ligaments: Make sure you have no ligament damage to the outside of the ankle. An MRI can help in diagnosing this. Stay off of it if it is painful to walk on it. See you local podiatrist if pain persists. ...Read more

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I can't walk on my ankle sprain is that bad?

I can't walk on my ankle sprain is that bad?

See a doctor: Inabiility to walk on an injured foot or ankle is alwasy a concern.

You need to see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it safe to walk on this sprained ankle yet? It's been 2 weeks.

Depends: Time is not as much a factor as how you feel. You can try it and see if painful or not. If overly concerned walk with an ankle brace at first. ...Read more

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Should I go to emergency room if I can't walk on my sprained ankle?

Should I go to emergency room if I can't walk on my sprained ankle?

Yes.: Your ankle should be x-rayed to rule out fracture. You should go to emergency room for urgent care. ...Read more

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I've had a high ankle sprain for a couple of weeks and I am still in pain. Should I continue to walk (limp), or use crutches?

I've had a high ankle sprain for a couple of weeks and I am still in pain. Should I continue to walk (limp), or use crutches?

Ask your doctor: You should be under an orthopedist's management for this difficult condition.
Resolution may take 2-3 months, especially if not properly managed. ...Read more

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4 weeks into a sprained ankle, still swollen, can walk with a limp, some pain. I can bare some weight but no great improvement. Is this normal?

Ankle sprain: I would say ankle sprains are drastically under treated. You are 4 weeks post injury still with pain and swelling. This cn lead to functional instability see your local podiatrist asap. ...Read more

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An ankle sprain happen to me 9 months ago, and still I have some pain when I walk or stand for more than 15 minutes. Does exercise help me?

An ankle sprain happen to me 9 months ago, and still I have some pain when I walk or stand for more than 15 minutes. Does exercise help me?

Ankle injury & pain: Ankle injuries can have long term effects if it wasn't properly cared for or that you didn't have physiotherapy post injury which would help to strengthen your ankle. ROM exercises would help you if they are done properly. You should see a Physiotherapist and do some PT to strengthen your ankle. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 5 weeks ago. Still a bit discomfort when walking. Not fully recovered yet. Is it ok to wear ankle support to walk for 1 km daily?

Sprained ankle 5 weeks ago. Still a bit discomfort when walking. Not fully recovered yet. Is it ok to wear ankle support to walk for 1 km daily?

Yes: Yes. After an ankle sprain, try to start actively walking once the swelling decreases to mild levels (2 weeks after injury). Earlier you start walking, the better. If you continue to have pain in the ankle, go see a podiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I got a grade 2 ankle sprain 16 days ago. I can bear weight painless. But when I try to step I feel much pain in my left back of heel. When can I walk?

I got a grade 2 ankle sprain 16 days ago. I can bear weight painless. But when I try to step I feel much pain in my left back of heel. When can I walk?

At least 3 weeks: After an ankle sprain, no weight should be placed on the ankle for at least 3 weeks! And after that weight - bearing should only be in a protected CAM boot or cast. Take it easy and rest your ankle in order to heal properly! ...Read more

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I had I grade 2 ankle sprain 24 days ago. Ist a bit swollen. I can walk without pain, but little limping. Everybody says different things, should I walk?

I had I grade 2 ankle sprain 24 days ago. Ist a bit swollen. I can walk without pain, but little limping. Everybody says different things, should I walk?

Walking with sprain: Absolutely walking is a great step to rehabilitation. You should not limp so use of one crutch or cane should be considered to smooth out your gait. ...Read more

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Ankle sprain occurred 12 days ago but still cannot walk or bear weight on it. I have been using crutches and attempting to walk on it but it gives out?

Ankle sprain occurred 12 days ago but still cannot walk or bear weight on it. I have been using crutches and attempting to walk on it but it gives out?

Ankle injury: I would definitely have that foot evaluated by a physician. You could have sustained a fracture. Also, you may require a cast or boot to stabilize the ankle while it heals. Otherwise you may continue to injure an already injured ankle. Not being able to bear weight is concerning. If there is significant swelling I would seek help as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle yesterday. No swelling. Pain to walk. Am on walking vacation now and really want to participate. Can I bandage it and go walk with others?

Sprained ankle yesterday. No swelling. Pain to walk. Am on walking vacation now and really want to participate. Can I bandage it and go walk with others?

Sprained ankle: If you are in pain, see a doctor. Don't continue to walk on an injury. In Europe, the Pharmacist is a doctor and they can direct you to a specialist if needed. You should be using crutches to off load the ankle. Use ice, elevate and wrap up your ankle with athletic tape. But use the crutches to off weight bear the ankle. On cruise ships, they can take X-rays and they have crutches too. ...Read more

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I have a third degree ankle sprain, been 8 weeks and I can't walk. I also can't move my last three toes what do I do?

I have a third degree ankle sprain, been 8 weeks and I can't walk. I also can't move my last three toes what do I do?

See your doctor: The toe dysfunction may be related to your immobilization. However, this is a challenging question to answer without knowing more about your injury and examining you. Rehab/physical therapy is imperative after just about every ankle sprain. There's a good chance that rehab. Will also get those toes moving again. ...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


Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

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