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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 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


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How do I wrap a sprained wrist?

How do I wrap a sprained wrist?

Use an OTC splint: The easiest way to treat and protect a sprained wrist is to try an over-the-counter (otc) splint. They are easy to apply and remove for personal care. An ace wrap is another option, but needs to be applied appropriately to adequately protect your wrist. Otc splints can be a simple neoprene compressive sleeve are incorporate a hardened splint to hold the wrist in a safe position. ...Read more

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How do I best wrap a deltoid injury?

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How do I best wrap a deltoid injury?

See a physio: Shoulder strapping for a deltoid injury is an art that can only be mastered over time. I recommend you see a physio for your strapping. If you still want to give this a shot yourself, refer to the following link. http://www.physioadvisor.com.au/health/taping-techniques-upper-body/shoulder/ ...Read more

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How to do physiotherapy on a sprained ankle?

How to do physiotherapy on a sprained ankle?

Time since injury!: In the acute stage of an ankle sprain, you experience pain, swelling and bruising. It is a matter of calming things down with rest, ice, etc.. After some time, a couple of weeks or so, stiffness, residual swelling, and some pain, are common. In this stage, no iice. (ice causes the soft tissue to contract). Warm therapy, therapeutic ultrasound , e-stimulation and manual stretching, will hasten. ...Read more

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How do I treat a sprained ankle from football?

How do I treat a sprained ankle from football?

Ice, wrap, elevate: Need to see a podiatrist for x-rays to make sure you did not damage any bone. If not then ice and compress and elevate for 4-6 weeks. Avoid football. Once healed slowly return to lateral movements and strengthen your ankle. If you see a podiatrist they can help you with ankle strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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I think I rolled or sprained my ankle. Do I have to wrap it? I don't know how to wrap an ankle.

Yes: The best thing is to ice, ace wrap, elevate right away. There is usually a picture on the box but you an simply start just below the toes and wrap around overlapping the ace by 50% until it goes above the ankle almost to mid calf. Not too tight! just enough to apply gentle compression. Pain not letting you bear weight is a sign to take you to the doctor's office. ...Read more

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How do I get a boot for sprained foot?

How do I get a boot for sprained foot?

Doctor: You will need to see a doctor for an exam to make sure it is just a sprain and to see if a boot is really necessary. ...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 should I do to make a sprained ankle heal fast?

What should I do to make a sprained ankle heal fast?

Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

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How long should I keep an ankle support brace on a sprained ankle?

How long should I keep an ankle support brace on a sprained ankle?

When limp gone: Bracing is used for comfort and stability. Use it until you are able to comfortably walk without the brace and not limp. ...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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Do i need crutches for a sprained ankle?

Do i need crutches for a sprained ankle?

Ankle Sprain: 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.? http://www.aofas.org/footcaremd/how-to/foot-injury/pages/how%20to%20care%20for%20a%20sprained%20ankle.aspx ...Read more

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Do I need crutches for a sprained ankle?

Do I need crutches for a sprained ankle?

Crutch will help you: Although sprains are not life threatening, but they can be quite annoying, and also require immobilization. By using crutch you will be able to give your ankle chance to heal better. So it is better for you to utilize it as necessary help. ...Read more

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I have a broken ankle or sprained ankle~, what to do?

I have a broken ankle or sprained ankle~, what to do?

Xray to see fracture: You need to undergo a thorough anl/leg examination by a health care provider to see whether an xray is indicated. ...Read more

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I sorta sprained my ankle and I can't really walk that well, do you think I need to wear an ACE bandage?

I sorta sprained my ankle and I can't really walk that well, do you think I need to wear an ACE bandage?

No: An ace bandage does not immobilize an ankle. It can help with swelling to some degree, but it is not imperative after an ankle sprain. The most important thing to do is to get plugged in for ankle physical therapy to strengthen the tendons around your ankle in order to help stabilize your ankle and help prevent recurrent sprains. ...Read more

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How can you treat a sprained twisted ankle?

How can you treat a sprained twisted ankle?

Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

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How long do you keep a cast on for a sprained ankle?

How long do you keep a cast on for a sprained ankle?

Variable: If your sprain was bad enough to be in a cast and not in a boot i would leave it on for 2-3 weeks. Removal of the cast will allow range of motion but it would still need to be protected either w/ crutches a boot or ankle brace. If we can allow range of motion and protect from additional injury we can heal the ankle up faster. Re injury early on is a real possibility and needs to be protected. ...Read more

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

An injury that occurs when the ankle rolls, twists, or turns ...Read more