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Hoe To Spain An Ankle And Need Crutches
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.
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It depends upon the severity of the injury, and each doctor's individual philosophy of treatment.
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No: Keeping pressure off the area will help in the healing process. ...Read more
Interesting?: Crutches are used to either reduce pain and/or help with healing. ...Read more
Contusion: If there are fractures or if you are unable to walk and run without pain; then yes. Follow your doctor's advice. All the best. ...Read more
I went over on my ankle and at first it hurt to walk but about 10 mins later I could walk again. Do I need crutches or bandage? Thanks
If I had sprain on both ankles on lateral sides only, how is it treated? Could I still get by with crutches if both sides affected? How to rehab?
Like any sprain: The healing and treatment is the same on both sides. Yes, it will be more complex since both sides are involved. Keep pushing! ...Read more
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
It depend what kind fracture you have.
Good luck. ...Read more
Maybe: If you can stand on that leg without much pain, you're OK. If there is a lot of swelling, pain, clicking noises, bruising etc. Then go to the ER of your local hospital to see if the ankle is broken or only sprained. ...Read more
Depends on bone loss: When hardware is removed from bone there is a "hole" or deficit of bone. Depending on the size and quantity of harware this deficit could be significant and require Non Weight Bearing status for the bone to fill in and regain its strength. Check with your surgeon for post op WB instructions. ...Read more
Yes you may need:
Ankle sprains are treated with
Rest and that is where crutches are useful
Ice pack locally
Compression by using an Ace Bandage
Elevation to reduce the swelling
But sometime it is better to get it checked by your doctor to rule out more serious injury like a fracture. If it still hurts after a week, get it checked by your GP ...Read more
Went to school with the ACE band and no crutches I looked at my ankle and its all swollen. Is this bad?
Nice try. ..........: What ever the ace is doing, it' simply not enough. The swelling indicated that the ankle injury is to unstable to sustain normal weight bearing. You are destined to use crutches or a b/k cam walking boot. By the way, has the ankle been evaluated for the obvious problem. ...Read more
I just sprained my ankle last night the pain is worse now what do I do I have a big event tomorrow do I need crutches?
I have removed my broken ankle plaster and I have started to walk with crutches and my ankle is paining. Is it still broken?
My ankle is really big and hard. Did I get hurt really bad? I don't wanna wear crutches or that black boot. Am I gonna have wear that or what?
You ask if you got: Hurt bad...So tell us did you suffer any trauma? You need to visit a footdoc or orthopedist who can take ankle x-rays and determine what is wrong. If the treatment is to wear the boot - then yes you have to wear the boot. Unless, you have no desire to get better. ...Read more
If: Painful then yes and get it checked if it persists. ...Read more
See below: Does not make much sense, why would you want to this? ...Read more
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
History and physical: The doctor will perform a focused examination of your ankle. He will need to take a focused history of your complaint along with the examination to make the evaluation. Be prepared to answer some questions about the history of the ankle problem. ...Read more
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
Variable: Some people who have an ankle arthroscopy only use crutches for about a day. Others use it for weeks. Everybody's different and everybody's pain tolerance is different. If you shoot for 1 day you'll be better off then if you plan to use them for 1 month. ...Read more
I'm about to have an ankle arthroscopy and want to know how long I am likely to be on crutches for?
Based on what will happen during your procedure will dictate the post op course. With soft tissue work only, 2 weeks of non weight bearing will do. If there was an OCD that was addressed with micro drilling, expect about 6 weeks of non weight bearing. Feel better! ...Read more
I sprained my ankle 3 weeks ago during a soccer game. And the pain keeps getting worse, should I get crutches?
I sprained my ankle and chipped it a little, would one of those boots be an option so I don't have to use crutches?
A Cam walker should be used for 4-6 weeks to allow the ankle to heal. If the pain is severe you can use crutches as well until the pain improves and you can use the walker alone.
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I sprained my ankle 3 weeks ago and I still can't walk on it. I can put partial weight on it with crutches but that's it. Is this normal?
Ankle sprain: "normal" healing of a sprained ankle, it depends on the severity of the sprain. If its a chronically sprained ankle with constant pain and instability, it will take longer than a mild outside sprain. Usually 3-4 weeks of rest, icing, antiinflammatory meds (like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin), bracing or compressing wraps, with or without physical therapy should be normal. Hope that helps! ...Read more
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