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Chronic High Ankle Sprain
involves the t-f lig: The ligaments that attached to the front ; back of the tibia; ; fibula that keep them from spreading causing a widening of the ankle mortise. Grade 1= moest minor ; grade 3 is a complete tear ; is often surgical.Isurgical . In the illustration they r the ant inf ; post inf t/f ligaments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Strengthening : Using a resistance band around your forefoot, hold the ends of the band with your hand and gently push your ankle down as far as you can and then back to the starting position. Repeat 10 times. For proprioeptive exercises, balance, coordination and agility stand with your affected leg on a pillow. Hold this position for a count of 10. Repeat 10 times. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It Depends: There are differing opinions with this subject. But a high ankle sprain needs to be immobilized, usually in a boot, sometimes walking and others using crutches to start with. The recovery time is usually longer than a standard ankle sprain. On occasion if there is a major tear of the ligament, surgery can be needed to fix it. ...Read more
High ankle sprain: The high ankle sprain involves the anterior/inferior tibial/fibular ligament and may involve the interosseous membrane between the tibia and fibula. Caused by the wedge-like shape of the talus in the ankle mortise with the rotational moment of the injury, you can stretch, sprain or tear these structures, leaving the ankle unstable during gait. The only definitive evaluation is an MRI. ...Read more
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?
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