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Exercises For Stiff Ankle After A Sprain
Severely sprained ankle 3years ago. Gets a lot worse (pain, stiffness)in summer when hot. What could it be and how could I treat it? Thank you very much!
-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
I sprained my ankle 4years ago, and It didn't improve until 2years. Bothers me now and again (decreased movement, dull achy pain, stiffness etc)thank you!
See doctor: Time to see the doctor for evaluation and treatment ...Read more
Is swelling in front of ankle & stiffness when dorsiflex normal? Sprain occurred 10 weeks ago. There's no pain but is def weaker then good side.
See a physician: Simple ankle sprains can sometimes result in long term problems. Depending on the severity of the sprain, you may have damaged the soft tissue around the ankle along with the bone. Once the joint cartilage is damaged, painful arthritis can develop down the line. I would recommend evaluation by either an orthopedic surgeon or podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stretch easily: If your ankle is steadily improving, you may begin stretching exercises, but passive range of motion (no weight or force of gravity or muscle) the best stretches for leg and ankle-using stretching bands or towel, sitting with leg extended and place the band under the foot like a stirrup, and gently pull your foot to the inside and the to the outside. There should be minimal pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oui ou Non.: So how bad was the sprain, and how long ago did you sprain it? Exercising too aggressively or too soon may stall the recovery or even set you up for a re-injury. Exercising too little or too late have cause the recovery time to be increased. Best to have your ankle examined to frame the recovery exercises in the most appropriate manner. ...Read more
Stiffness: As the initial inflammation and pain settles, we tend to get more vigorous with our daily activities. There is a likelihood that with the sprain, a ligament or tendon could have been partially torn and sometimes a bony fragment could have avulsed. Blood supply to these are poor, healing is often slow therefore adequate rehabilitation is needed. X Ray and Physiotherapy is recommended at this stage, ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, as tolerated: After initial rest, ice, compression and elevation, ankle rehabilitation involves moving the ankle. Initially the up and down motion akin to pressing and releasing the gas pedal in the front to back plane is suggested. Lateral movement will come later as pain and swelling subside. An elliptical trainer provides gentle front to back motion at the ankle and can be started as soon as tolerated by you. ...Read more
Gradual exercise: Exercises including plantar flexion, dorsiflexion, and foot circles should be started early, once acute pain and swelling subside, to maintain range of motion. The intensity of rehabilitation is increased gradually. Ankle splints or braces can limit extremes of joint motion and allow early weight bearing while protecting against reinjury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High sprain: This is tricky because a high spain takes longer to heal but any excerise that you are not weight bearing can be done. Examples bench press, sit ups etc. ...Read more
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.
Tie the resistance bands around a fixed object and wrap the ends around your forefoot. Start with your foot pointing down and pull your ankle up as far as you can. ...Read more
You should check: Chronic ankle instability is a condition characterized by a recurring “giving way” of the outer (lateral) side of the ankle. This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains. Usually the “giving way” occurs while walking or doing other activities, but it can also happen when you’re just standing. Many athletes, as well as others, suffer from chronic ankle instability. Thank you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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