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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-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


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I hyper-extended my foot 2.5 weeks ago. Dr said it's sprained. It's still swollen, has a bump/bruise/pain and still limping some. Normal?

I hyper-extended my foot 2.5 weeks ago. Dr said it's sprained.  It's still swollen, has a bump/bruise/pain and still limping some. Normal?

Yes: Sprains are commonly dismissed as being no big deal. A sprain is a tear of the ligaments around your joints and it can be incredibly painful and cause swelling for 3 or more months. ...Read more

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How can I reduce bruising on my foot after a sprain?

How can I reduce bruising on my foot after a sprain?

You can't : Bruising is a normal reaction after an injury. Whenever an injury occurs you break small blood vessels which leak out blood into the area and cause bruising. ...Read more

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How long does swelling last with a sprain? Sprained foot 4 days ago. Swelling still the same and bruising beginning to show. Xrays were negative.

A while: I am not sure if you have compression applied to the sprain. If not you need it. Remember this with almost any injury RICE... Rest Ice Compress Elevate Usually this will take about 2-3 weeks to heal, but I would ask the doctor to apply at least ace wrap to your foot. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle/foot 3 weeks ago and i still get bad swelling, bruising and pain. What should I do?

I sprained my ankle/foot 3 weeks ago and i still get bad swelling, bruising and pain. What should I do?

You should visit: A doctor and have it checked out. At minimum, you likely should be wearing an ankle brace. If you injure the ankle and it is unstable and you continue to walk on it you are not allowing it to heal properly. ...Read more

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I have a bruise and lump over the place where my foot and ankle connect on top. Is this just a sprain or something else?

I have a bruise and lump over the place where my foot and ankle connect on top. Is this just a sprain or something else?

It's something: You say bruise, lump, and sprain....Was there trauma? If not you need to get that lump examined and make sure its nothing serious. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle and the whole foot is bruised purple color then 2 days after injury the bruise started having white round spots all inside ?

I sprained my ankle and the whole foot is bruised purple color then 2 days after injury the bruise started having white round spots all inside
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Rainbow Bruise.: Sounds like a typical variation on the breakdown of the blood trapped under the skin. Time will eventually remove almost all of it. If there is a concern, then see your doctor for an exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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I recently sprained my ankle and its bruised along my foot and up the side of my leg, any tips on how to reduce the bruising as quickly as possible?

I recently sprained my ankle and its bruised along my foot and up the side of my leg, any tips on how to reduce the bruising as quickly as possible?

Home therapy needed: I have to assume there are no broken bones. If this is not 100% true then a medical evaluation is needed before you do anything. Otherwise, by utilizing hot and cold contrast bath's this will help the bruising. You can either use a tub or just hot towel or heating pad and cold pack. Start with the hot for 3-4 minutes and then immediately cold for 3-4 minutes. Repeat 4 times, twice daily. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle about two weeks ago and half of my foot is begining to just now bruise down to my toes. should I see a doctor or?

I sprained my ankle about two weeks ago and half of my foot is begining to just now bruise down to my toes. should I see a doctor or?

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.? ...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


Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Ecchymoses (Definition)

Ecchymoses are bruises. Bruises are purple or red collections of blood under the skin that appear after blood vessels in the skin break, causing the blood to spread through the tissues ...Read more