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How do I know if my ankle is sprain or broken?

How do I know if my ankle is sprain or broken?

Sprain vs break: Usually, if the ankle is broken, you would not be able to walk on it or you would have severe pain doing so. The best way to know is by getting an xray. ...Read more

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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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How do I know if my ankle is broken, torn, or sprained?

How do I know if my ankle is broken, torn, or sprained?

Go to a podiatrist: A podiatrist can take x-rays if indicated and treat you with a variety of modalities based on the findings of the history of the injury and physical exam. Sometimes there can be damage to areas away from the ankle that a podiatrist will know to look. ...Read more

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How do I know if my ankle is healing well? I think a sprained it on 4th of july by landing awkwardly.i can walk on it now but still have mild pain.??

How do I know if my ankle is healing well? I think a sprained it on 4th of july by landing awkwardly.i can walk on it now but still have mild pain.??

Genes, health & luck: Not to put too fine a point on it, but, your ankle appears to be healing. Actually there is very little you can do about it. The question is, just how well it heals and how long will it take. The answer is based on the extent of the initial injury. Less severe sprains can heal without much intervention, and often do. More sever sprains need more aggressive treatment for proper healing. ...Read more

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What's the best way to know if my ankle is sprained?

What's the best way to know if my ankle is sprained?

See below: There is usually some type of trauma or injury followed by bruising, swelling and pain. ...Read more

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How do I know if my ankle bones are misaligned after an ankle sprain? My doc didn't realign my ankle bones by joint manipulation. Is this compulsory

How do I know if my ankle bones are misaligned after an ankle sprain? My doc didn't realign my ankle bones by joint manipulation.   Is this compulsory

Ankle sprain: If you had an x-ray which i'm sure you did it would show if bones would be in improper position which would be a dislocation . If you had x-ray then no it's not compulsory. ...Read more

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My ankle may be sprained. How do I get some help?

My ankle may be sprained. How do I get some help?

See a podiatrist: You need to be evaluated and then treated. Call to make an appointment with a doctor in your area. ...Read more

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What should I do if my ankle has been sprained for over 2 months?

What should I do if my ankle has been sprained for over 2 months?

Ankle sprain: You first should see your podiatrist for further evaluation. You may need physical therapy to help to strengthen the ankle. ...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