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Do You Get Crutches For A Sprained Ankle
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 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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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been diagnosed with a dropped metatarsal & a grade 2 sprained ankle, was wondering how long will it take for the metatarsal to get better?
Please clarify...: What you mean by a dropped metatarsal. ...Read more
Sprained ankle 3 months ago. Started running again now it is achy and hurts worse than it was. If i just push through will it get better or worse?
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
Would useing crutches for a possible ankle sprain with out knowing if it is a sprain be a good idea?
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?
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