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Easy Way To Sprain Your Ankle
I sprained my ankle over 5 weeks ago, and was told to take it easy for 2 weeks, but it still hurts, what should I do?
-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more
Strengthening : Using a resistance band around your forefoot, hold the ends of the band with your hand and gently push your ankle down as far as you can and then back to the starting position. Repeat 10 times. For proprioeptive exercises, balance, coordination and agility stand with your affected leg on a pillow. Hold this position for a count of 10. Repeat 10 times. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get examined: Have your ankle evaluated properly with a clinical examination as well as xrays. Don't try to treat this by yourself. ...Read more
See below: There is usually some type of trauma or injury followed by bruising, swelling and pain. ...Read more
Ankle sprain: Try resting it (for 1-2 weeks), icing, compressing wraps or bracing, and elevating your rolled ankle. Take otc antiinflammatory drugs like advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin as directed by the manufacturer to help. If clicking or feeling of ripping or instability, get it checked out by a doctor (podiatrist). Hope this was helpful! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RICE: Unfortunately, only time will heal a sprain. Simple things like rest, ice packs, compression wraps and elevation are helpful in the immediate setting. If this does not help, it may be helpful to see a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedist who can get xrays to ensure there are no breaks and properly immobilize you in an ankle brace or boot. ...Read more
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