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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

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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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What symtoms should I have with high ankle sprain grade 2 with crutches full weight bearing for 3 weeks, on week 8 and a half since injury?

What symtoms should I have with high ankle sprain grade 2 with crutches full weight bearing for 3 weeks, on week 8 and a half since injury?

Hopefully little: What exactly is crutches full weight bearing? Crutches usually implies non weight bearing....Sprains can take time to heal, I would recommend you wearing an ankle brace when you are weight bearing. ...Read more

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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 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?

6 weeks +/-: A grade ll is serious enough that a good 6 wks is about right. Doing 2 much 2 soon can jeopardize ur best chance of a good outcome. ...Read more

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4 weeks post Grade 2/3 High ankle sprain, still on crutches unable to bear weight, Does this seem normal? Already received MRI and did extensive damage

4 weeks post Grade 2/3 High ankle sprain, still on crutches unable to bear weight, Does this seem normal? Already received MRI and did extensive damage

Normal: Sprain are actually harder and longer to heal than fractures. Sprains are ruptured muscle fibers that bleed into the belly of the sprained muscle and cause swelling and pain. The problem is that in order to heal, the muscle can't be totally immobilized as can a bone (i.e. via cast or fixation). It will take time. ...Read more

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Ankle sprain occurred 12 days ago but still cannot walk or bear weight on it. I have been using crutches and attempting to walk on it but it gives out?

Ankle sprain occurred 12 days ago but still cannot walk or bear weight on it. I have been using crutches and attempting to walk on it but it gives out?

Ankle injury: I would definitely have that foot evaluated by a physician. You could have sustained a fracture. Also, you may require a cast or boot to stabilize the ankle while it heals. Otherwise you may continue to injure an already injured ankle. Not being able to bear weight is concerning. If there is significant swelling I would seek help as soon as possible. ...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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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?

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?

You might: Have occult fracture, not seen on original x-rays. Get to your doctor or orthopedic surgeon for full evaluation. It is unusual for a sprain to take more than 2-3 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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5 months since severe sprained ankle with aircast/crutches now pain around fibula/wraps around front of ankle. May be peroneus muscle? What to do?

5 months: Is a long time. I would recommend an MRI to better evaluate. However, a good clinician should know what they are suspecting on the clinical exam. ...Read more

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Why has my sprained ankle not healed yet even though it has been ten weeks and the X-ray said it was just a sprain and the hospital gave me no crutch?

Why has my sprained ankle not healed yet even though it has been ten weeks and the X-ray said it was just a sprain and the hospital gave me no crutch?

Depends: How badly you sprained or tore the ligaments, ordinary X-rays may not show the soft tissue damage, if it is in USA, you already might have had MRI, when medicine is rationed as in UK, most likely done later if there is no improvement, although out comes become identical, except for anxiety. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle on may 2, all non weight bearing, still on crutches and in air cast today I can barely move it passed out 4 days ago from pain?

Be seen: Certainly sounds more than a simple sprained ankle if it has been that long and you are still in severe pain. Consider followup and further imaging studies such as a ct scan or mri; something is not right somewhere. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I have a mild sprained ankle. Will the doctor give me crutches to speed up the healing process?

I have a mild sprained ankle. Will the doctor give me crutches to speed up the healing process?

If it is mild: A mild sprains usually does not need crutches to heal quicker. Though the more rest it gets the better it will feel. Rice is best which is rest, ice, compression and elevation. ...Read more

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When should I try to walk on my 3rd degree ankle sprain without crutches? Is it normal to have a pain in all the ankle and toes (like nerve pain?)

When should I try to walk on my 3rd degree ankle sprain without crutches? Is it normal to have a pain in all the ankle and toes (like nerve pain?)

Sprain: That is very dependant on the patient, but a general rule would be 3-4 weeks minimum. If surgery was done even longer. Ligaments can take as long as bones to heal and pushing walking too soon can result in re-injury with even worse consequences than a sprain. Be patient - it takes time. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a grade 2-3 ankle sprain, I have ace wrap air cast and crutches. Can I sleep in the ace and cast and when does this pain and swelling go away?

I have a grade 2-3 ankle sprain, I have ace wrap air cast and crutches. Can I sleep in the ace and cast and when does this pain and swelling go away?

Try it without.: You probably don't have to sleep in the cast, but the foot and leg should be elevated. Use several pillows to supply support to the entire leg. The foot needs to be elevated to speed up the de-swelling process. Ice application and swelling reduction should reduce the pain. Try taking Advil (ibuprofen) for faster pain relief. If you need to get up at night, use the crutches. ...Read more

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Severe ankle sprain in soft cast during the day or bandage for home, I take it off to sleep. How long before I can let the crutches go and walk on it?

Severe ankle sprain in soft cast during the day or bandage for home, I take it off to sleep. How long before I can let the crutches go and walk on it?

Healing times vary: Healing times may vary depending on the individual and on the severity of the injury. Pain and swelling may last a long time. The pain and swelling will usually improve over the course of the first few weeks. When you are able to put pressure on it without any significant pain and instability you may be able to wean yourself off of the crutches. Consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 2 weeks ago on crutches for a week and in an air brace swelling not going down at all not weight bearing bone hurting out in side?

Sprained ankle 2 weeks ago on crutches for a week and in an air brace swelling not going down at all not weight bearing bone hurting out in side?

Discuss with doctor: Continue to stay off foot, rest, elevate, ice. Take Ibuprofen to help with the swelling. Sprains take time to heal. Check in with your doctor. ...Read more

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