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Can a ankle sprain cause heel pain?

Can a ankle sprain cause heel pain?

Yes: If you are compensating for the pain with weight bearing, then you can put more pressure on the heel and and have pain. You can also develop over use injuries such as plantar fascitis. ...Read more

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 got a grade 2 ankle sprain 16 days ago.I can bear weight painless.But when i try to step i feel much pain in my left back of heel. When can I walk?

I got a grade 2 ankle sprain 16 days ago.I can bear weight painless.But when i try to step i feel much pain in my left back of heel. When can I walk?

At least 3 weeks: After an ankle sprain, no weight should be placed on the ankle for at least 3 weeks! And after that weight - bearing should only be in a protected CAM boot or cast. Take it easy and rest your ankle in order to heal properly! ...Read more

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What to do for an ankle sprain in high heels?

What to do for an ankle sprain in high heels?

Evaluation: High heels add additional leverage to the injury, increasing the likelihood of a break. If you have a lot of swelling and bruising, get it checked. ...Read more

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I got high ankle sprain, 4 weeks ago.Booted. My heel looks crooked big bump, swollen and brusing on opposite of ankle. More painfull. Stepping hurts.

I got high ankle sprain, 4 weeks ago.Booted. My heel looks crooked big bump, swollen and brusing on opposite of ankle. More painfull. Stepping hurts.

More than a sprain: Who diagnosed the high ankle sprain? A bump on the heel not usually associated with high ankle sprain. Pain and deformity in the back of the ankle suggests an achilles injury or even heel bone fracture. A true high ankle sprain should always be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon because sometimes they need surgery if the ligaments between the tibia and fibula are completely torn. ...Read more

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6th week after ankle sprain. Do foot n ankle stretching n strengthening exercises, but feel pain doing heel cord stretch n calf raise. What to do?

6th week after ankle sprain. Do foot n ankle stretching n strengthening exercises, but feel pain doing heel cord stretch n calf raise. What to do?

Ankle sprain: Check with orthopedic surgeon. May have talar dome injury, avulsion fracture, syndesmotic injury, or bone contusion. ...Read more

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I'm 3 weeks post ankle sprain and still have pain especially sharp pain in heel (im pretty much walking on my toes constantly). What should I be doing?

I'm 3 weeks post ankle sprain and still have pain especially sharp pain in heel (im pretty much walking on my toes constantly). What should I be doing?

Heel pain: You might have achilles tendon involvement. I would see your doctor about immobilization and possible further studies of your ankle like an mri. ...Read more

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18 mo. Old ankle sprain w/instability. Tried p.T. Did not help. I can push back of heel along ground and ankle bone goes into ankle. What to try next?

18 mo. Old ankle sprain w/instability. Tried p.T. Did not help. I can push back of heel along ground and ankle bone goes into ankle. What to try next?

An ankle brace: Or orthotic while walking is probably a good idea. If pt failed and after the above advice you may want to consider surgical correction, if the issue is a problem. ...Read more

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Bad ankle sprain 8 days ago, still pretty tender to touch but can bw on heel ok is it ok to go back to work @ job where on feet all day w?

Bad ankle sprain 8 days ago, still pretty tender to touch but can bw on heel ok is it ok to go back to work @ job where on feet all day w?

Not ok: If area is still tender, you should continue to rest ankle. If you have not yet seen either a podiatrist, orthopedist or sports medicine specialist and/or had x-ray evaluation you should do so. Ankle sprains involve damaged ligaments and sometimes tendons around the joint. It takes a very long time for these to heal and professional care is highly recommended. ...Read more

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After a high ankle sprain 6 weeks ago, I am still experiencing discomfort at my achilles' tendon and heel when i plantar flex my foot. Why is this?

High ankle: Sprain is different than a regular sprain and usually take the syndesmosis tissue longer to heal between tibia and fibula. ...Read more

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Ankle sprain 4 months ago. Did mri. Everything normal. Still have pain doing heel and calf stretch and turning foot to r with hand. What's wrong?

Ankle sprain 4 months ago. Did mri. Everything normal. Still have pain doing heel and calf stretch and turning foot to r with hand. What's wrong?

Time to heal: Likely nothing serious is wrong. If you are able to do normal daily activities, walking for example, without difficulty, you likely just need more time to heal. The only caveat to that would be if you have point tenderness when touching your ankle, it would be a good idea to follow up with the doctor you saw who ordered the MRI to assure there in no chronic problem limiting your recovery. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a moderate ankle sprain to recover? I have had a history of foot and ankle problems over the past 20 years.

How long does it take for a moderate ankle sprain to recover?  I have had a history of foot and ankle problems over the past 20 years.

4-6 weeks: Recovery times vary from person to person but 4-6 weeks is average. It is very important to rest and immobilize your ankle at first for proper recovery and ligament healing. I recommend you see a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How long will pain in my leg last after an ankle sprain?

Depends: How bad the sprain was could be anywhere from day or two to couple of months. Rest, ice, compression, elevation immediately after the injury is helpful. Bracing the ankle is a good idea following a bad sprain, physical therapy can be helpful if there is residual pain. ...Read more

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Ankle sprain caused severe swelling to foot, what to do?

Ankle sprain caused severe swelling to foot, what to do?

P.R.I.C.E.: After an acute ankle sprain the rule is price. Protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation. This will help to reduce the swelling, but you have to be proactive and consistent.
Stay off the ankle, and reduce activity which causes the ligaments to 'stretch' out. You want to protect the structures, and keep the ice on through the first week. Physical therapy can help a great deal as well. ...Read more

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Whole foot and ankle are purple after bad ankle sprain, is that safe/normal?

Whole foot and ankle are purple after bad ankle sprain, is that safe/normal?

NORMAL BUT...: If it's bad, as you say, bruising is part of the process. But, the question remains, did you do damage to ligaments, or even break a bone? 40% of TREATED ankle sprains continue to have lingering problems. See a podiatrist.
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Dr. Latva ...Read more

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My foot is turned to the right and and I have a high ankle sprain is it going to turn back?

Brace : As long as there is no ligament tear( checked by a doctor) and if it is sprain, the discomfort and angular ion should get better. Key is that there should be no apparent or hidden injury, as that might need more treatment than just a brace n rest with ice pak application. ...Read more

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I have a grade 3 ankle sprain hurt it a month ago and now my hole foot is freezing cold...what should I do?

I have a grade 3 ankle sprain  hurt it a month ago and now my hole foot is freezing cold...what should I do?

Get it Checked: Get it checked asap,Sprain does not cause your foot to freeze.It may be due to compromised Blood Supply.See your doctor asap or go to ER ...Read more

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Ankle sprain, pain gets worse at night when I lie down and I always wake up in the night after I've moved my foot in an awkward position, help please?

Ankle sprain, pain gets worse at night when I lie down and I always wake up in the night after I've moved my foot in an awkward position,  help please?

Keep free & elevate: Staying in a position for a prolonged period can cause a sprained ankle to feel stiff and aggravate pain. You can try keeping the ankle out from under the covers so it's not "restricted" or could try elevating it up on a couple pillows while sleeping - elevation also helps with relieving swelling and overall pain. ...Read more

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How come i get foot tingles from an ankle sprain?

Nerve damage: It's possible that when you sprained your ankle, one or multiple nerves were stretched and damaged resulting in a tingling sensation. I would suspect this would resolve on its own. If it doesn't, evaluation by your physician may be warranted. ...Read more

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Why would an ankle sprain cause lower leg pain?

Why would an ankle sprain cause lower leg pain?

Sprain is injury of: The ligament, it could strech or rupture completetly which also injury to the nerve supply the are of the sprain that lead to painful situation. ...Read more

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I had ankle sprain since last October. I stepped on other's foot during a basketball game. Nothing serious from x-ray report. How could I recover?

I had ankle sprain since last October. I stepped on other's foot during a basketball game. Nothing serious from x-ray report. How could I recover?

MRI: although the x-rays are normal an MRI might reveal that something else is happening. Ask your physician about an MRI or a consultation with somebody who has expertise in the feet. There are soft tissue injuries that do not show up on x-ray ...Read more

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Can overweight cause pain in ankle n lower leg while weightbearing post 11 mnths of severe ankle sprain?Weightbearing activity of 10 minutes causes pain

Can overweight cause pain in ankle n lower leg while weightbearing post 11 mnths of severe ankle sprain?Weightbearing activity of 10 minutes causes pain

It is possible: Are you using an ankle brace? If not i would recommend it. You may also want to follow up with your doctor to make sure any injury has not worsened. ...Read more

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11weeks after an ankle sprain been going to pt and for the past 2 weeks i've been having numbness in my foot i feel it the most when laying down. What is the possible cause?

11weeks after an ankle sprain been going to pt and for the past 2 weeks i've been having numbness in my foot  i feel it the most when laying down. What is the possible cause?

Scarring on nerve: The fact that there is numbness described leads me to believe that there is nerve compressed. After 11 weeks from an ankle sprain, pain should have subsided unless as part of the healing ligament, scar tissue formed and adhesions may have developed and are now compressing the adjacent nerve. Get your ankle examined properly. An mri/ct would probably be best to examine the soft tissue. ...Read more

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Why is my leg bruising up after severe ankle sprain?

Why is my leg bruising up after severe ankle sprain?

Blood: Blood travels and spreads around the area of injury. It can go down all the way to the toes and if you've been elevating the leg, it can track upwards as well. Nothing to worry about. It will turn several pretty colors before it's done. ...Read more

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How long should I take off work for if I have an ankle sprain and lower leg muscle tear?

Depends...: On the severity of the injuries and the type of job that you have. ...Read more

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The top of my foot still swollen 2 weeks after ankle sprain.Shooting needle pain when guetting up after elevating it.What could this be?

Enough time.: It sounds as though something else may be involved in addition to an ankle sprain. Two weeks is long enough to wait, especially if there is pain and swelling. You would be best served with a directed evaluation and possibly imaging studies. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Heel Pain (Definition)

Is most commonly caused by an inflammation of the plantar fascia (plantar fasciitis), but by no means is it the only cause. There are many, many things that can cause your heel to hurt, and the only way to find out which one it is is to visit a podiatrist or orthopedist. A good history and physical together with x-rays and sometimes an MRI ...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