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I have a everted class 3 ankle sprain but the outside of myankle is swollen. When I jump my edl muscle hurts and I fall down. When can I jump again?

I have a everted class 3 ankle sprain but the outside of myankle is swollen. When I jump my edl muscle hurts and I fall down. When can I jump again?

When you can jump: That will need a period of rest and rehabilitation. If you can't jump your body is telling you it's not ready. Make sure you are following up with your neighborhood podiatrist or orthopedist for a full exam. ...Read more

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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How long will a class 3 everted ankle sprain take to heal? How should I treat it? And why does it feel like it burns after I walk?

How long will a class 3 everted ankle sprain take to heal? How should I treat it? And why does it feel like it burns after I walk?

3-6 months: This is a severe injury. Early immobilization in a cast or "boot" is important. Non weight bearing is helpful until you can ambulate pain free. A comprehensive rehabiliation program is important to prevent repeated injury. ...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

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I had a grade three lateral ankle sprain 2mnths ago but the lateral side of my knee has hurt worse than my ankle. Knee buckles towards medial side.

I had a grade three lateral ankle sprain 2mnths ago but the lateral side of my knee has hurt worse than my ankle. Knee buckles towards medial side.

Knee ligament injury: There is a chance that you stretched out or tore your lateral collateral ligament of the knee especially if the pain is on the outside portion of your knee. If the pain is on the inner aspect of your knee you may have torn your meniscus

Get examined by an orthopedic surgeon. Any "sprain " that has pain and symptoms more than 6-8 weeks warrants an exam. ...Read more

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Persistant pins and needles with numbness on top of foot three weeks after severe ankle sprain. Nothing helps, ankle feels fine. Treatments? Relief?

Persistant pins and needles with numbness on top of foot three weeks after severe ankle sprain. Nothing helps, ankle feels fine. Treatments? Relief?

Tell your doctor...: After 3 weeks from an ankle sprain, symptoms should have subsided if you've been properly examined and treated. If scar tissue formed in the area, you may be getting compression on an adjacent nerve. Get your ankle examined properly. An mri/ct would probably be best to examine the soft tissue. Your doc will probably rule out structural and vascular problems too. Get checked. ...Read more

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Feet get red after walking. Veins buldging. Left foot and ankle discoloured since ankle sprain over three years ago. How do I prevent feet from redness?

Feet get red after walking. Veins buldging. Left foot and ankle discoloured since ankle sprain over three years ago. How do I prevent feet from redness?

Blood vessels.: There is a host of reasons why your feet get red and the veins bulge after walking. More than likely it is tied to the way the blood flows to the feet, supplies the tissues and then returns back up the leg. Medications, blood vessel health, capillary return are just a few possibilities. You would be best served to have a thorough evaluation before any action is taken. ...Read more

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How long does a grade 3 ankle sprain take to heal?

How long does a grade 3 ankle sprain take to heal?

Sprain ankle: Grade three usually needs sx due complete tear which heals in 4-6 weeks without surgery around 8 weeks but will have weakness. ...Read more

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I have a high ankle sprain how long do I have to wait to start rehabbing? It's been 3 weeks.

I have a high ankle sprain how long do I have to wait to start rehabbing? It's been 3 weeks.

Ankle sprain: Like all things therebis a spectrum of injury and everything a a progression based on severity. For mild high ankle sprain 4 weeks is go starting point working onbperoneal strenghing and propioception. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my ankle sprain is 3 years old and not healing what should I do?

Should I be concerned if my ankle sprain is 3 years old and not healing what should I do?

Yes concern: It may be time to get another opinion to see what the problem really is. ...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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3 weeks after ankle sprain. Swelling subsided. Is it ok to start walking normally? Can this cause ankle to worsen again when it's not strong enough?

3 weeks after ankle sprain. Swelling subsided. Is it ok to start walking normally? Can this cause ankle to worsen again when it's not strong enough?

Yes: It would be ok to gradually resume normal walking and activities. A typical ankle sprain may take up to six weeks to completely recover. Simple ankle exercise programs are available at www. Aaos. Org. This will help your recovery and reduce risk of recurrence of symptoms. ...Read more

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Ankle sprain 8 months ago. Till now, mild chronic ptt pain at inner ankle. Seen 3 orthopaedists, custom insoles, physio, nothing works. Who can help?

Ankle sprain 8 months ago. Till now, mild chronic ptt pain at inner ankle. Seen 3 orthopaedists, custom insoles, physio, nothing works. Who can help?

Need more work up: At this point I would see a rheumatologist. The orthopedic work up is failing to find a source for the chronic pain. Gout would be higher up on the list and may be missed by the typical mechanical / structural examination initially done by orthopedics. Gout can present after mild trauma. There may be other types of chronic inflammation. I would see a specialist now. ...Read more

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4 weeks post Grade 2/3 High ankle sprain, still on crutches unable to bear weight, Does this seem normal? Already received MRI and did extensive damage

4 weeks post Grade 2/3 High ankle sprain, still on crutches unable to bear weight, Does this seem normal? Already received MRI and did extensive damage

Normal: Sprain are actually harder and longer to heal than fractures. Sprains are ruptured muscle fibers that bleed into the belly of the sprained muscle and cause swelling and pain. The problem is that in order to heal, the muscle can't be totally immobilized as can a bone (i.e. via cast or fixation). It will take time. ...Read more

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Could I get a DVT or PE from A grade 2-3 ankle sprain?

Could I get a DVT or PE from A grade 2-3 ankle sprain?

Unlikely if....: Ankle sprain itself is less likely to cause a DVT by itself. However, assuring you are getting up and moving around every few hours during waking hours, and perhaps a baby aspirin per day while you have discomfort limiting ambulation, will help prevent DVTs. ...Read more

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What is a medial ankle sprain?

What is a medial ankle sprain?

Location of injury: A medial ankle injury is a soft tissue injury to the inner side of the ankle corresponding to the same side as that of the big toe. ...Read more

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What is a grade 4 ankle sprain?

What is a grade 4 ankle sprain?

Severe sprain: With tearing of multiple ankle ligaments. Possible tendon rupture, possible avulsion fracture, with associated severe pain, swelling and limitation of motion. Often associated with large hematoma formation. ...Read more

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What to do to heal a ankle sprain?

What to do to heal a ankle sprain?

R.I.C.E.: Rest the ankle, ice the ankle, compress the ankle (with ace bandage), elevate the ankle above the level of your heart. But see a doctor first to make sure u don't have an avulsion fracture or compromise of the blood flow. ...Read more

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What makes an ankle sprain fast better?

What makes an ankle sprain fast better?

Ankle Sprain: As soon as possible after an injury, such as a knee or ankle sprain, you can relieve pain and swelling and promote healing and flexibility with RICE-Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.

http://www. Webmd. Com/first-aid/tc/rest-ice-compression-and-elevation-rice-topic-overview ...Read more

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Which is worse: an ankle sprain or break?

Which is worse: an ankle sprain or break?

It depends...: Some sprains are severe, involve multiple ligaments and create joint instability, possibly requiring surgery. Some are very mild and only involve rest. The same variability occurs with fractures. Some fractures are unstable and require hardware fixation. Some fractures only require brief immobilization. The key is an accurate diagnosis, very specific treatment advice and often rehabilitation. ...Read more

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What can happen to an untreated ankle sprain?

Loose ankle: By not seeking medical attention, multiple ankle sprains can lead to loose ligaments. This will be an unsteady joint that will lead to arthritis and tendon issues. Always get evaluated to determine level of injury and a proper protocol for healing and physical therapy. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat an ankle sprain?

What is the best way to treat an ankle sprain?

"RICE" therapy: Rest, ice, compression. Elevation, particulrly in the first 48 hours. ...Read more

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What to do for ankle sprain and turned out ankle?

What to do for ankle sprain and turned out ankle?

A sprain or strain: Rest, ice, compression, elevation (rice). It could be a fracture (broken bone) a sprain (torn ligaments) or a strain (strecthed out ligaments). Have a physical exam by a podiatrist to make sure which one it is and follow the treatment recommendations. Sometimes, just a compressive wrap is needed, maybe a splint or a walking boot. It's tough to say exactly without an exam. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a high ankle sprain?

RICE: Rest, ice, compressiion, immobilization. See a podiatrist. You may need more extensive treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a faster way to heal from an ankle sprain?

Is there a faster way to heal from an ankle sprain?

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 is the definition or description of: ankle sprain?

What is the definition or description of: ankle sprain?

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.​

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

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Would the pain from an ankle sprain feel different if it were broken?

Would the pain from an ankle sprain feel different if it were broken?

Many possible signs: Twisting ones’ ankle can lead to a sprained ankle. Often times, this may result in ligament or tendon injuries which may lead to ankle bruising, swelling, pain, and possibly instability. An x-ray of the foot and ankle will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture. ...Read more

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What's first-degree ankle sprain?

What's first-degree ankle sprain?

Mild sprain: Min. Imal pain, swelling and color changes. ...Read more

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How can I prevent another ankle sprain?

How can I prevent another ankle sprain?

Ankle sprain: To prevent recurrent ankle sprains you have undergo rehab. Physical therapy will help strengthen the ankle and also work on propiroception. Which helps with balance of the ankle. ...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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What to do for an ankle sprain in high heels?

Evaluation: High heels add additional leverage to the injury, increasing the likelihood of a break. If you have a lot of swelling and bruising, get it checked. ...Read more

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How do integrative doctors treat ankle sprain?

How do integrative doctors treat ankle sprain?

Ankle Sprain: Typical interventions include rest, ice, compression, and elevation of the injured area. Stay off the foot completely for at least a week. Vitamin c & beta-carotene may help the body make more connective tissue; bromelain may decrease inflammation. Depending on specific symptoms, homeopathic remedies such as arnica, ruta, and bryonia can help. Also, turmeric may help reduce swelling. ...Read more

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How long does swelling last after ankle sprain?

How long does swelling last after ankle sprain?

Many possibilities: Swelling may last a long time following a foot or ankle injury. An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. You may have a soft tissue injury if it is just a sprain and may have damaged the muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the area. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do with a (grade iii) ankle sprain?

What should I do with a (grade iii) ankle sprain?

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. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat
1,209 Doctors shared insights

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