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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?

Consult..: Hello, Seeking a specialist is a good first step. They will help rule out any another trauma to the ankle and place you on a treatment protocol. Feel better! ...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

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What are the physiological differences between 2nd and 3rd degree ankle sprains?

What are the physiological differences between 2nd and 3rd degree ankle sprains?

Ankle Sprain: A grade two or second degree sprain is associated with partial tearing of the injured ligament. A grade three sprain is a complete tear of the injured ligament and is associated with instability around the affected joint. Physiologically, a grade three injury creates instability at the joint whereas a grade two injury may remain stable. Grade 3 injuries often require surgical repair. ...Read more

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My ankle feels like it's on fire and it hurts after I twisted it. Could that mean it is sprained?

My ankle feels like it's on fire and it hurts after I twisted it. Could that mean it is sprained?

Possibly: Courtney, pain after an injury could mean sprain (ligament injury), strain (muscle injury), or fracture (bone injury). Try RICE: rest, compress (with an ace wrap), ice (with bagged frozen peas), and elevate. If the pain is not better in 4-5 days, see your doctor, as you may need an X-Ray. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have weake ankles. I have had loads of sprains, broken 1 and torn ligaments in another. What can ido to make them stronger?

I have weake ankles. I have had loads of sprains, broken 1 and torn ligaments in another. What can ido to make them stronger?

BAPS: I would recommend physical therapy and baps exercises. This stands for balance and proprioception. Go and buy a wobble board and start working with that. Otherwise there are some theraband exercises that pt can teach you (maybe you can find them on google). ...Read more

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What to do for a sprain ankle with ace?

Ankle sprain: An ace bandage is inadequate at best since it does not offer even compression or support. Since ligaments do not have direct arterial blood flow, aggressive rehabilitation is needed. I would encourage you to see a podiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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How to ice down sprain my ankle quickly?

Ice massage: An easy way to do ice massage is to freeze water in a styrofoam cup. You then tear off the top of the cup and the remainder makes a nice insulated holder. Massage the inflamed area with the ice by moving it in circular motions. ...Read more

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How can I exercise my ankle after a sprain?

Range of motion : You can exercise your ankle by doing range of motion exercise. Pretend your big toe is a pen and write the alphabet in capital letters. Do 2-3 sets, 2-3 times per day. You can also get a theraband and exercise the ankle against resistance. ...Read more

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What can I do to help mend a sprained ankle?

What can I do to help mend a sprained ankle?

RICE: Rice. Rest- 24 to 28 hrs. Avoid activities that require use of your ankle. Ice- for first 2 days after injury, apply ice for 15 to 20 minutes every few hours. A bag of frozen peas is good. Compression- you can wrap your foot, ankle & lower leg with an ace wrap. Make sure it is not so tight that it decreases your circulation. Elevate- elevate ankle above your heart. Can prop on a pillow. ...Read more

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How long to get healed from a sprained ankle?

Ankle sprain: Mild ankle sprains swelling no bruising, resolve in 1-2 weeks. Moderate sprains where there is bruising may take 4-6 weeks and severe sprains with bruising and ligament or bone damage require immobilization or surgery which will take 3- 6 months to resolve. ...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