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Do You Need Crutches For A 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been given crutches for a grade 2 ankle sprain, with a partial ligament tear. How long should I be on crutches? When do I need to weight bare?
I have sprained ankle almost 6 weeks but still swollen & can't walk without crutches. How long does it take to heal? Do i need to have MRI test?
2nd degree ankle sprain 4 weeks ago. Still pain when pressed around ankle and walking far even with brace. How to speed up recovery? Crutches needed?
Have it evaluated.: Ankle pain following and injury may last a long time. The pain may be due to a fracture, sprains, arthritis, or a soft tissue injury involving the tendon, ligaments or nerves . Have the foot evaluated so that you may get the appropriate care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have a severe ankle sprain and all I can feel is stabbing, throbbing, pins and needles in my ankle. Do I need a cast or crutches?
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
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