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How do I properly wrap a sprained ankle?

How do I properly wrap a sprained ankle?

OTC ankle brace best: An over-the-counter ankle support brace (choice of elastic, lace-up, or combined) may be a better option unless you have access to a team trainer versed in the skill of taping ankles. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...Read more


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Sprained ankle 3 weeks ago still swollen and in pain is this normal in recovery? Have been using the price method and keeping it wrapped in banadge

Sprained ankle 3 weeks ago still swollen and in pain is this normal in recovery? Have been using the price method and keeping it wrapped in banadge

Ankle Sprain: Not unusual to have it last 3 weeks, may last as long as 6-8 weeks if bad enough sprain. Some times sprains are significant enough to cause instability of the ankle. Physical therapy can help with the functional recovery from your ankle sprain and help prevent future sprains. Continue your current conservative care. Add range of motion exercises. If difficult in couple weeks get evaluated. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle this evening went to doctors they said its sprained wrapped it in ace bandage n aircast is she to sleep in the air cast?

Sprained ankle this evening went to doctors they said its sprained wrapped it in ace bandage n aircast is she to sleep in the air cast?

OK, if necessary.: I would think that the ace bandage should be sufficient as long as the foot(lower leg) is elevated on several pillows. Some times too much compression can be uncomfortable. The decision would be a bit easier if the severity of the sprain was given. ...Read more

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Weird 1-ever seen an ankle sprain make skin turn tan and peel 4 weeks later? (no not sunburn) fell down stairs, ankles were wrapped during sun exposur

Weird 1-ever seen an ankle sprain make skin turn tan and peel 4 weeks later? (no not sunburn) fell down stairs, ankles were wrapped during sun exposur

No unusual: The wrapping along with swelling of tye ankle can cause discoloration of the skin. When swelling goes down the skin tends to peel/slough. ...Read more

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How can I tell if a sprained ankle is healing properly.

How can I tell if a sprained ankle is healing properly.

LESS PAIN/STABILITY: If a sprained ankle is healing properly, the pain and swelling should be decreasing daily. Also, people frequently say "it feels like my ankle is giving out." This is the feeling, a sense if you will, of instability. If you don't have these, it's probably coming along fine. Regards, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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What do I do about recurring ankle sprain? Wrap it before exercise?

What do I do about recurring ankle sprain? Wrap it before exercise?

You should check: Chronic ankle instability is a condition characterized by a recurring “giving way” of the outer (lateral) side of the ankle. This condition often develops after repeated ankle sprains. Usually the “giving way” occurs while walking or doing other activities, but it can also happen when you’re just standing. Many athletes, as well as others, suffer from chronic ankle instability.Thank you. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a ankle sprain to complete heal and is it ok to wrap it when standing on it?

How long does it take for a ankle sprain to complete heal and is it ok to wrap it when standing on it?

Ankle sprain: Depending on the severity of the ankle sprain, it can take from 4 to 8 weeks to heal. There are 3° of injury. One is a stretch of the ligaments, 2nd° is a partial tear of the ligaments. 3 degree is a total tear of the ligaments . 3rd degree tears take a good 8 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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How to tape a sprained ankle?

Try U-tube: Can't explain or demonstrate here. Try u-tube or see a sports trainer to demo this to you. ...Read more

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