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Did I Sprain Or Break My Ankle
-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
Both: A sprain of the ankle by definition means you tore, at least partially, some ligaments. Severity of the injury is determined by how many ligaments you tore and how severely you tore them. Ankle sprain rehab is important to speed recovery and prevent re-injury. Also, if you are having trouble bearing weight or if you have any deformity to the ankle you should get an xray to rule out a fracture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
X-ray: You will need and x-ray to see if you have a fracture or if it is just a sprain. If fractured, you will need to be immobilized with a splint, cast, or rigid walking boot depending on the location of the injury. If fractured, it may need to be reduced in the office or possibly in the operating room. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Xray to see fracture: You need to undergo a thorough anl/leg examination by a health care provider to see whether an xray is indicated. ...Read more
I sprained my ankle playing basketball 2 days ago. Swelling in foot ankle and all the up to halfway to my knee. Is it broken or sprained or a torn lig?
Any of the above: Any of the above could be present, if it was broken pain would be moreso and not get better, sprain would be slightly better in 2 days and probably same with torn lig. Should see your doc, & on examination it would be obvious what is the cause, in most cases. An xray would confirm a fracture. Keeping foot elevated, its normal to see swelling and bruising to extend upwards towards knee. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
There are: A few devices these days one can use if unable to use crutches. There is a device called a roll-a-bout which sounds like your knee scooter. You may also want to check out freedomlegbrace.Com. The goal is in all cases o be not weight bearing on the foot. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ankle fracture: Typically one has to wait 6 weeks for the fibula to heal. Before the airboot comes off a repeat xray has to confirm that the fibula has healed. Once that happens, then one has to be able to walk without any pain before a determination can be made about any cardio. If you access to the pool, one can start doing pool exercises much sooner since you are in semi-weightless environment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yesterday i had a dance audition and hurt my big toe really bad ... I can move it but the pain is excruciating . Did i break , sprain or fracture it?
Have it evaluated.: To find out if it is fractured or not, you will need to have it professionally evaluated. You will need x-rays taken to determine if it is broken or if it is just a bruise or sprain. If not broken and if you have continued pain, you may need a MRI to see if you have a soft tissue injury. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I think I have a grade 1 high ankle sprain. This happened wednesday night. Can i play lacrosse tomorrow if i tape my ankle?
Pain/function: The ability to play sports with an ankle sprain depends on many factors: how much pain do you have? What is your function- can you run and cut with your typical speed and skill? Are you 90% or 70%? How important is this game? Reinjury may increase the severity and cause you to be out for a longer period of time. Yes, taping or a brace would be recommended if attempting to play. Think big picture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I broke my ankle 8. Days ago now top of foot bruised n swelling n hurts to touch right by my toes could i have broken more n xrays missed it?
Broken ankle or foot: Depending on the severity of your ankle fracture and the mechanism of the injury (ie. how it happened) you could have swelling and bruising to the toes. Did you only have ankle x-rays? If so you might need foot x-rays also. Go back to the doctor you saw and get more information. If you went to the ER, then you might need the x-rays to take to your personal doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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