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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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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


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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 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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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

Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Crutches (Definition)

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