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Been sitting for weeks and limping around because of an ankle sprain. Now, I have lower back pain when i sit, stand or walk. Did i strain my lower back muscles?

Been sitting for weeks and limping around because of an ankle sprain. Now, I have lower back pain when i sit, stand or walk. Did i strain my lower back muscles?

Ankle needs care: You have probably done more than just strain your back muscles with the back condition in view of the neck condition you describe. The limping makes the distribution of pressure on your back and its' nerves uneven and this can aggravate a pre existing disc and/or back arthritic problem. A major ankle sprain should be tapped and not weight bare initially. Have your ankle seen by an orthopedist. ...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 have chronic PTT pain after an ankle sprain. I also get recurrent lower back pain (LBP) caused by a ligament strain and muscle imbalance. Can a chiropractor treat the LBP?

I have chronic PTT pain after an ankle sprain. I also get recurrent lower back pain (LBP) caused by a ligament strain and muscle imbalance. Can a chiropractor treat the LBP?

Chiropractic Therapy: Yes, the lbp can be helped by chiropractic care. Conservative therapy is always best, but with your cervical disc pathology, i would assume that you have lumbar disc pathology as well. It would be good to have an initial evaluation by a physician and if appropriate, then a referral to a chiropractor would be in order. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes a strained muscle feeling at the top behind the eye and occasional pain on movement? The strained sensation is like the burning of an ankle sprain. I also have dry eyes and apparently no abrasions.

What causes a strained muscle feeling at the top behind the eye and occasional pain on movement? The strained sensation is like the burning of an ankle sprain. I also have dry eyes and apparently no abrasions.

Eye or Sinus: Does your eye look irritated or red, especially underneath the upper eyelid? If so, you may have a type of inflammatory surface reaction called superior limbic keratitis. If the eye looks normal, then the problem may be an inflamed eye muscle (orbital myositis), or sinus infection (there are sinuses on all sides of the eye socket except the outer side, and sinus pain can feel like eye pain) ...Read more

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What is the difference between an ankle sprain and fracture?

What is the difference between an ankle sprain and fracture?

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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I sprained my ankle about a year an a half ago. It is still bothering me. The doctor I went to today said it was a muscle strain. Isn't that too long ?

I sprained my ankle about a year an a half ago. It is still bothering me. The doctor I went to today said it was a muscle strain. Isn't that too long ?

Follow up.: Muscle strains usually shouldn't last more than 2 weeks. If they do further workup with imaging that includes x-rays, MRIs, can help. Orthopedic surgeon, and physical therapy options are also available. Most commonly after trauma, arthritis is usually a complication that is chronic in nature. X-rays can usually identify this cause. ...Read more

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What is a second-grade ankle sprain?

What is a second-grade ankle sprain?

3 grades: 1=mild, , no ligament disruption. 2=some disruption but not complete ; needs orthopedic care, cast or boot. 3= bad, , complete disruption, may need surgical attention. ...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. Rohit Keswani
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Muscle Strain (Definition)

Muscle strain, also called a pulled muscle, is a condition where a muscle or its tendon is overstretched and torn leading to pain, decreased range ...Read more