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My husband sprained his ankle and bruised the talus bone 15 mos ago. It's still bothering him. What can he do?

My husband sprained his ankle and bruised the talus bone 15 mos ago. It's still bothering him. What can he do?

Let see if i can hel: When of the things could be the problem that he have ligament injury which did not healed. Other things could be have a small fracture of the cartilage in the talus did not healed. Check it out, both could be diagnose with MRI of the area. ...Read more

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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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I've sprained my ankle 3 weeks ago (sprain still not recover yet) and up till now, my ankle bone is feeling painful when touch, is it normal?

I've sprained my ankle 3 weeks ago (sprain still not recover yet) and up till now, my ankle bone is feeling painful when touch, is it normal?

Get eval: Sprains can be mike or severe involving ligament tears, or even an avail sion fracture, which. Might have been missed originally. See your PMR or ortho dec for eval. Complex regional pains can develop from simple sprains, so it should be checked ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle 9 weeks ago there is still a hard bump infront of my ankle bone on the outside is this normal it hurts to push on it what do I do?

I sprained my ankle 9 weeks ago there is still a hard bump infront of my ankle bone on the outside is this normal it hurts to push on it what do I do?

Get CT: Sometimes a 'simple' ankle sprain is really a bone evulsion at this location and can continue to heard. A simple sprain should be resolved in 6-8 weeks max. Need evaluation with at least x-rays, but if there is any question, you need a ct or MRI based on examination and history. ...Read more

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I'm a runner. My inner ankle bone has gotten larger & is tender after a run. It is not swollen. I have sprained that ankle badly in the past. Advice?

I'm a runner. My inner ankle bone has gotten larger & is tender after a run. It is not swollen.  I have sprained that ankle badly in the past. Advice?

Tendinitis? : Based on your brief description, I would first consider posterior tibial tendinitis. Osteoarthritis is another consideration since this can develop years after a sprain. Stress fracture is possible but less likely. In the absence of a full exam and x-ray, I would use an orthotic/arch support, strengthen the ankle with a theraband and avoid running through pain- either rest or shorter runs. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle just over 6 months ago and the last few weeks its started to hurt a lot on the back and the outside around the ankle bone. Why?

I sprained my ankle just over 6 months ago and the last few weeks its started to hurt a lot on the back and the outside around the ankle bone. Why?

Sprain again: when you have a bad sprain,the ligament around the joint becomes stretched ,after the joint healed,the ligament will be weaker than before,and becomes vulnerable to mutiple small sprain that we do not recognized until the pain becomes noticeable. need to wear an ankle suport,wear high top sneakers.stretch the ankle muscle adequatly daily,and see a specialist if pain persisted. ...Read more

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18 mo. Old ankle sprain w/instability. Tried p.T. Did not help. I can push back of heel along ground and ankle bone goes into ankle. What to try next?

18 mo. Old ankle sprain w/instability. Tried p.T. Did not help. I can push back of heel along ground and ankle bone goes into ankle. What to try next?

An ankle brace: Or orthotic while walking is probably a good idea. If pt failed and after the above advice you may want to consider surgical correction, if the issue is a problem. ...Read more

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Sprained my ankle 2 weeks ago. Pain is right behind ankle bone. Dr thinks it's a torn ligament but didn't ask for mri. Is that normal /should i get one?

Sprained my ankle 2 weeks ago. Pain is right behind ankle bone. Dr thinks it's a torn ligament but didn't ask for mri. Is that normal /should i get one?

Probably: Best imaging test to diagnose injured tendons and ligaments is mri. Your doctor may think that knowing for sure what the injury is will not change his treatment and therefore does not want to do the study. Need to ask him or her why not. ...Read more

Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...Read more