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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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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 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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If you have a sprained knee grade one, do you need crutches or a knee brace?

If you have a sprained knee grade one, do you need crutches or a knee brace?

Many options: Depending on the condition some treatment options may include rest, ice, compression and elevation, bracing, injection, pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and surgery. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Would I need a cast for ankle sprain and tendonitis?

Would I need a cast for ankle sprain and tendonitis?

If severe: Usually, a cam walker boot or an ankle brace are more common. Casts are usually saved for a more severe case. ...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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Will i need crutches for a broken toe?

Depends: It will depend on the type of broken toe you have. There are some fractures that will need to avoid weight bearing and those typically will need crutches. ...Read more

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Will i need crutches for a broken toe?

Will i need crutches for a broken toe?

Depends: It will depend on the type of broken toe you have. There are some fractures that will need to avoid weight bearing and those typically will need crutches. ...Read more

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What should I do for a sprained ankle and foot?

What should I do for a sprained ankle and foot?

Start with PRICE: It depends on the severity of the injury. For minor sprains, treat with PRICE (Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). For a severe sprain or for a minor sprain that does not improve, have the injury properly evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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What do I do for a sprained ankle if a runner?

What do I do for a sprained ankle if a runner?

R.i.c.e.: Rest, ice, compression with ace bandage or ankle brace, and elevation. Antiinflammatories can be helpful as well. ...Read more

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Will a sprained ankle require you to wear a leg boot or a cast?

Will a sprained ankle require you to wear a leg boot or a cast?

Depends on severity.: Depending on the severity of the injury you may need an ace bandage, strapping of the ankle, an ankle support brace, a rigid walking boot, or a short leg cast. Have it evaluated by your podiatrist and see what is best for you. ...Read more

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How bad is a sprained ankle if you have an ankle splint?

How bad is a sprained ankle if you have an ankle splint?

Not enough info: An ankle splint can be used technically for grade 1, 2, or even 3. So hard to answer. The splint doesn't determine the extent of the injury. The amount of ligaments and extend fof stretch or tear in the ligament more readily grades the sprain. ...Read more

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How do I get a boot for sprained foot?

How do I get a boot for sprained foot?

Doctor: You will need to see a doctor for an exam to make sure it is just a sprain and to see if a boot is really necessary. ...Read more

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Do you have to wear a cast after an ankle arthroscopy?

Do you have to wear a cast after an ankle arthroscopy?

Generally no: Ankle scopes requires two small 1cm portal incisions where cameras are used to evaluate the anke joint then to clean out synovitic tissue, loose bodies, or repair focal areas of cartilage damage. This would generally require a short boot or splint. If you had a scope assisted ankle fusion or or boney/structural procedure needing post op stability then a cast may be necessary. ...Read more

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What to do for a sprain ankle with ace?

What to do for a sprain ankle with ace?

Ankle sprain: An ace bandage is inadequate at best since it does not offer even compression or support. Since ligaments do not have direct arterial blood flow, aggressive rehabilitation is needed. I would encourage you to see a podiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Do i need a boot for a stress knee fracture ?

Do i need a boot for a stress knee fracture ?

Depends: You may not need anything or you may need one or more of the followin: crutches, an unloader brace, simple brace or boot. Its unclear as to what type of stress fracture you are experiencing. Discuss with your orthopedist. ...Read more

Crutches (Definition)

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


Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

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