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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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2nd grade ankle sprain. Limped around from day 1 and continued to let ankle bear weight. Now, 5th week, still have pain walking. What should I do now?

2nd grade ankle sprain. Limped around from day 1 and continued to let ankle bear weight. Now, 5th week, still have pain walking. What should I do now?

Ankle sprain : After the initial sprain, during the acute phase your physician should have recommended rice(rest, ice, compression, elevation). After a couple of weeks , after the swelling goes down , it is very important to strengthen the ligaments by intense physical therapy .If pain persists you may need to see your physician for other treatment options such as a corticosteroid injection and a supportive device. ...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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I turned my ankle tumbling and its swelled,minorly bruised and I can't bear weight. What grade ankle sprain is this?

I turned my ankle tumbling and its swelled,minorly bruised and I can't bear weight. What grade ankle sprain is this?

Seek Examination: Unfortunately, your condition requires further examination. A clinical examination correlated with x-rays are needed to determine your ankle sprain grade if you have, in fact, actually sprained your ankle. For now, rest, ice, elevate and protect the extremity until you are able to see your doctor. ...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 an ankle sprain but I am fine now interma of ability to bear weight etc. My dpm suggests a surgery saying it is needed to avoid djd. Should I?

I had an ankle sprain but I am fine now interma of ability to bear weight etc. My dpm suggests a surgery saying it is needed to avoid djd. Should I?

Ankle surgery: Surgery to stabilize a joint has not been shown to change the rate of osteoarthritis. If you have the surgery it should be to prevent instability episodes in the future. If you have fully rehabilitated the ankle it may no longer be unstable. Instability is a functional loss of control of joint stabilization. Having looseness on examination (laxity) is not the same as functional instability. ...Read more

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Would an ankle sprain take two days to start hurting and start swelling?

Would an ankle sprain take two days to start hurting and start swelling?

RICE: Yes. You should start with rice as a home treatment. After 48-72 hours you may switch to heat (instead of ice). As your pain starts to subside you may add stretching as tolerated, and massage. Once pain is gone, then gently return to activity as your strength and proprioception may need time to recovery after the injury, and you don't want to further injure yourself by going "all out" too fast. ...Read more

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What symtoms should I have with high ankle sprain grade 2 with crutches full weight bearing for 3 weeks, on week 8 and a half since injury?

What symtoms should I have with high ankle sprain grade 2 with crutches full weight bearing for 3 weeks, on week 8 and a half since injury?

Hopefully little: What exactly is crutches full weight bearing? Crutches usually implies non weight bearing....Sprains can take time to heal, i would recommend you wearing an ankle brace when you are weight bearing. ...Read more

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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)

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 ...Read more