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Is it useful to ice an ankle sprain to reduce swelling, after 2 months since it happened ( it isn't healed completely )?

Is it useful to ice an ankle sprain to reduce swelling, after 2 months since it happened ( it isn't healed completely )?

Ankle sprains: Nope. Ice is for the acute period right after an injury to limit swelling and thus pain. It would have no therapeutic effect this far after an injury. ...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 can I reduce the swelling from a sprained foot?

How can I reduce the swelling from a sprained foot?

Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. ...Read more

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How long is the swelling from a sprained ankle?

How long is the swelling from a sprained ankle?

Ankle sprain: To heal 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 the starting treatment. Hope that helped! ...Read more

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When you sprain an ankle how long should swelling last?

When you sprain an ankle how long should swelling last?

Up to several weeks: Swelling may linger for several weeks, depending on the individual, type and severity of the injury. In the acute phase, applications of ice are very helpful to reduce swelling and relieve pain. ...Read more

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How long should swelling last for with a sprained ankle?

How long should swelling last for with a sprained ankle?

Depends: Swelling is usually the last symptom to go away after the injury. The severity of the sprain, whether the ligaments are partially or completely torn has a major bearing on the healing rate. Ice and compression are quite helpful and physical therapy modalities can hasten healing. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle but not really swelling. Is this abnormal?

Sprained ankle but not really swelling. Is this abnormal?

It is possible.: Minor injuries may be treated with rest, ice, compression and elevation, pain medication, and anti-inflammatory medication. If the sprain was not a sever one it is possible to have little to no visible external swelling. ...Read more

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Around how long should swelling from a sprained ankle last?

Around how long should swelling from a sprained ankle last?

6 weeks to tx sprain: An ankle injury can involve many foot and ankle structures. Depending on how much damage there is, it may take up to 6 weeks of immobilization, rest, ice, elevation and anti inflammatory medication before the pain and swelling subside. ...Read more

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What exactly is the hard swelling around my sprained ankle?

What exactly is the hard swelling around my sprained ankle?

Many causes.: Bruising and swelling can be caused by damaged blood vessels from the impact, but can also indicate that a ligament may be torn. Blood rushes to the area in order to help with healing. Serous fluid released from the torn tissues of the ligament also contributing to the swelling around the area of the injury. ...Read more

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How do I know when will my swelling stop on my sprained ankle ?

How do I know when will my swelling stop on my sprained ankle ?

Upto a few weeks is : Possible, rest, ice, compression, elevation should help reduce it as soon as possible. ...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


Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more