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How Do Integrative Doctors Treat Ankle Sprain
Ankle Sprain: Typical interventions include rest, ice, compression, and elevation of the injured area. Stay off the foot completely for at least a week. Vitamin c & beta-carotene may help the body make more connective tissue; bromelain may decrease inflammation. Depending on specific symptoms, homeopathic remedies such as arnica, ruta, and bryonia can help. Also, turmeric may help reduce swelling. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
-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
Had a grade 3 ankle sprain, 10 weeks of pt still pain, weak, in stable and swelling. Doctor said i may have nerve damage? How is this treated?
Two thoughts...: If the ankle instability remains a chronic problem it can be treated with taping, bracing or surgery. Although you do not give any specifics on the location of the nerve injury there are a minority of ankle sprains that result in traction (neuropraxic) injuries to the superficial peroneal nerve. This is a sensory nerve on the top of the foot. See an orthopaedic surgeon: www.Aaos.Org. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Grade I, II, and III: Grade i sprain is the most common and requires the least amount of treatment and recovery. The ligament damage has occurred without any significant instability developing. Grade ii injury is more severe and indicates that the ligament has been more significantly damaged, but there is no significant instability. Grade iii sprain is results in torn ligaments resulting in instability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Conservative care: If you suffered a grade 1 ankle sprain, and you iced it, rested from active activity, and wore supportive shoes, and possibly an ankle brace, the sprain should resolve quickly, and no need to see the doctor. However, if you have pain over the inside or outside ankle bones, or the ligament areas, then you should get an examination, and x-rays to rule out fracture, or possble tear of a ligament. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See details: When the swelling and pain resolve, then you can return to full activities. ...Read more
I had an ankle sprain and my doctor said it was almost broken this was 8 months ago what should I do?
Depends : If no complaints nothing necessary to be done. If you have persistent pain and/or sensation of instability see doc again may need a new xray at least followed by physical therapy. Special tests such as an MRI or a stress xray of the ankle may be in order to rule out an occult fracture, injury to the ankle bone circulation (ocd) or ligament/tendon problem. Arthroscopic or open surgery possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Continue to have fluid and swelling on top and right side of ankle with use after a high ankle sprain in December. saw a doc. and now in PT. is this n?
High ankle sprain: Great question! The answer is yes, it is normal. High ankle sprains can be painful for up to 6 months and swell for up to one year. ...Read more
I have a high ankle sprain i had surgery april27 2013 i was wondering if i would be able to go to the beach on the 28th i go to the doc y he 25th?
Chronic ankle sprain: 3 months after an ankle sprain, most of your symptoms should be improved. If you are experiencing giving out or locking and catching these may represent ligament instability or cartilage damage. Chronic synovitis or swelling can also be a source of your pain. I would see an orthopedic surgeon with continued symptoms such as these. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a grade 2 or 3 ankle sprain 4 weeks ago, played on it 8 days later and now it is still swollen and painful. should I go to a doctor?
Sliding Scale: After 4 weeks or is it 3 weeks, it depends on the initial trauma date or the secondary trauma date, and it is still swollen and painful. Go figure. The swelling in your ankle is telling you this needs to be immobilized and right soon. Crutches would be nice until you can see an expert and have him (her) offer up a considered opinion and treatment plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had an ankle sprain. The doctor put me something like an elastic bandage but immovable. Now I'm feeling extremely heel pain. Normal?
Heel pain: The first right thing to do is to see your treating physician for assistance . ...Read more
A month ago, i had an ankle' sprain while i was playing a volleyball match. I put a gel cream suggested by my doctor, but it did not work. Any relief?
Hmmm: Mild ankle sprains should improve within 2-4 weeks. If no improvement get checked by a musculoskeletal specialist. ...Read more
Went to doc and have had problem with ankle for 5 months! He said it's a chronic ankle sprain and said to do PT. Why wouldn't he give a boot or brace?
See ORS: 5 months of ankle pain after a sprain is not normal. My advice would be to have your parent(s) take you to an orthopedic surgeon for thorough examination/ X-rays, and( if indicated) MRI scan.Some 'chronic ankle sprains' can be injuries to the top of the ankle bone( talar dome), peroneal tendon injuries, and other diagnoses... Best of Luck! ...Read more
Tried pushing car heard loud snap....which came from bottom of foot under archer. Doctor said I had a ankle sprain but ankle don't hurt just bottom of?
See a podiatrist: you may have torn ligament or the plantar fascia located at the bottom of your foot. ...Read more
I'd like to do a Healthap consultation with an orthopedist for a bad ankle sprain (3 weeks later). I have Prime but can't seem to choose the kind of doctor with whom i'd like to consult. Please advise?
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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