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Is it possible to fake an ankle sprain and get crutches?

Is it possible to fake an ankle sprain and get crutches?

Committing Fraud: It is possible, but if you are not paying for them then that would be an illegal and unethical act. If you want crutches you can rent them easily from most pharmacies. And, you may be able to borrow them from your local fire station. Many fire stations offer them as a community service. ...Read more

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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


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Do i need crutches for a grade 2 ankle sprain?And how should I tell my parents to get me crutches because they think i'm a big baby?

Do i need crutches for a grade 2 ankle sprain?And how should I tell my parents to get me crutches because they think i'm a big baby?

Non weight bearing: If it is painful to put weight on your ankle, then you should avoid doing that as much as possible. The pain is an indication that you are reinjuring the ankle and it will take much longer to heal, and can even result in permanent damage if you continue bearing weight on the ankle. You must have seen a doctor, perhaps that doctor can help convince your parents. ...Read more

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Do i need crutches for a sprained ankle?

Do i need crutches for a sprained ankle?

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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Do I need crutches for a sprained ankle?

Do I need crutches for a sprained ankle?

Crutch will help you: Although sprains are not life threatening, but they can be quite annoying, and also require immobilization. By using crutch you will be able to give your ankle chance to heal better. So it is better for you to utilize it as necessary help. ...Read more

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Do you think I'll need crutches for a sprained ankle?

Do you think I'll need crutches for a sprained ankle?

IT DEPENDS: It depends upon the severity of the injury, and each doctor's individual philosophy of treatment. Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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How long to get healed from a sprained ankle?

How long to get healed from a sprained ankle?

Ankle sprain: Mild ankle sprains swelling no bruising, resolve in 1-2 weeks. Moderate sprains where there is bruising may take 4-6 weeks and severe sprains with bruising and ligament or bone damage require immobilization or surgery which will take 3- 6 months to resolve. ...Read more

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If i'm unable to bear weight on sprained ankle, how am i supposed to get around?

If i'm unable to bear weight on sprained ankle, how am i supposed to get around?

Crutches: Can use crutches or wheel chair. There are companies that rent 'knee caddies' which are very useful and a nice alternative to crutches. ...Read more

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Why might it be that when you get some bad injury (say a sprained ankle), it swells?

Why might it be that when you get some bad injury (say a sprained ankle), it swells?

Swelling.: The swelling is the result of torn tissue, which happens in a sprain, the tissues bleed and cause the swelling. Usually the swelling will turn black and blue after several days, which eventually goes away. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 4 yrs ago. Nevr heald. Can't get somebody to look at it. Went to PT and the sprained ankle killed. What's wrong & what can I do for it?

Sprained ankle 4 yrs ago. Nevr heald. Can't get somebody to look at it. Went to PT and the sprained ankle killed. What's wrong & what can I do for it?

See doc: Somebody ordered the physical therapy, right? If it hurts, the therapist should be telling the doc. Check back with that doc and further evaluation could be done. If not, get a second opinion from an orthopedist, sports medicine doc, physical medicine doc or podiatrist. Ask your pals and/or pcp who they like best. ...Read more

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Is it good to use crutches for ankle sprain?

Is it good to use crutches for ankle sprain?

Sure: As long as the foot that is sprained is the one in the air..... :-). ...Read more

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How can I get relief from a high ankle sprain?

How can I get relief from a high ankle sprain?

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

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After one ankle sprain, is it easy to get more?

After one ankle sprain, is it easy to get more?

Yes.: Every time you sprain your ankle, you stretch out the soft tissues that help hold the ankle together, so it becomes prone to repeated sprains. The way to prevent that from happening, is to strengthen the ankle up , after a sprain. ...Read more

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Do you need crutches for a ligament sprained ankle?

Do you need crutches for a ligament sprained ankle?

Painful ankle: Possibly, but it would be best if you took it easy over the next couple of days. You can use price therapy. If the pain is still the same after 10-14 days you should see a doctor and get some xrays. Since you have had repeated sprains you would be best served by asking for a podiatry referral. ...Read more

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Do you think I should use crutches for a grade i ankle sprain?

Do you think I should use crutches for a grade i ankle sprain?

Limitted time: Only if absolutely necessary. Using crutches for any amount of time can actually cause improper healing of a mild sprain as your achilles is shortened while hanging and not in use, keeping ankle in poor position. I would recommend if known grade 1, start light therapy, avoid overdoing it, but keep using it to keep alignment and strength of stabilizers. ...Read more

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How can I get my ankle to stop hurting after having an ankle sprain?

How can I get my ankle to stop hurting after having an ankle sprain?

RICE: You need to follow the rice protocol: rest, ice, compression and elevation. Nsaids (advil) is also an adjunct to treatment. This should minimize your pain. ...Read more

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From professional experience how long has ankle sprain taken to get better?

From professional experience how long has ankle sprain taken to get better?

It depend: On the severity of the ankle sprain. Grade 1, take about three or four weeks, 2grade two take about 4-6 weeks grade 3 it take about 8 weeks. Thank you. ...Read more

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How can you make a sprained ankle heal faster? Even though I can still walk with little limp should I use a cane or crutches to walk places

How can you make a sprained ankle heal  faster? Even though I can still walk with little limp should I use a cane or crutches to walk places

Ligaments: Make sure you have no ligament damage to the outside of the ankle. An MRI can help in diagnosing this. Stay off of it if it is painful to walk on it. See you local podiatrist if pain persists. ...Read more

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Didn't take care after an ankle sprain or use crutches n limp around from day 1. Now, 6th week after sprain n still in pain. What can I do now?

Didn't take care after an ankle sprain or use crutches n limp around from day 1. Now, 6th week after sprain n still in pain. What can I do now?

Physical therapy: The best thing you can do 6 weeks after an ankle sprain and you are still having pain is physical therapy. You need to do rom exercises, balancing exercises, heat modalities, cold modalities , electrical stimulation. If these don't help, you may want to see your physician for nsaids or steroid injection to help with the inflammation and pain. ...Read more

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I've been given crutches for a simple sprained ankle do u know how long i will be on them for? This was from a hockey ball hitng it and also running

I've been given crutches for a simple sprained ankle do u know how long i will be on them for? This was from a hockey ball hitng it and also running

About week or so: It akk depends on severity of your sprain in grade 5 sprain need plaster and may need on cruthes 4 to 6 weeks or can be put on waling cast. ...Read more

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How can I get rid off a sprained ankle in less than 3 days?

Sprained ankle: Short answer...If it is a sprain...Won't happen. Get a good diagnosis and start a rehab program with pt or certified athletic trainers...That the quickest way to treat the acute sprain and also decrease the chances of it happening again. ...Read more

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From personal experience how long does it take an ankle sprain taken to get better and heal?

From personal experience how long does it take an ankle sprain taken to get better and heal?

6 to 12 weeks: There are 3 grades of ankle sprains. I typically tell my patients that a sprain bad enough to take you to the doctor or ed will take 6 to 12 weeks to fully resolve. ...Read more

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Would useing crutches for a possible ankle sprain with out knowing if it is a sprain be a good idea?

Would useing crutches for a possible ankle sprain with out knowing if it is a sprain be a good idea?

When in doubt: Staying off-weight bearing using crutches are always a safe bet. I assume you know how to use crutches. The last thing you want to do is break your hip or dislocate your shoulder! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Ask your doctor: You should be under an orthopedist's management for this difficult condition. Resolution may take 2-3 months, especially if not properly managed. ...Read more

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Crutches (Definition)

Crutches are devices held beneath the armpits to support the body in walking after an injury to ...Read more


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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

An injury that occurs when the ankle rolls, twists, or turns ...Read more