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How do integrative doctors treat ankle sprain?

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 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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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?

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 more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a third degree ankle sprain?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a third degree ankle sprain?

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 more

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What kind of doctor to see for an ankle sprain that keeps re-spraining?

What kind of doctor to see for an ankle sprain that keeps re-spraining?

Orthopaedic sugeon: An orthopaedic surgeon can perform a physical examination to determine if there is any laxity ( looseness) of the ankle ligaments. X-rays , including possibly "stress x-rays"can be helpful. ...Read more

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For ankle sprain do doctors suggest bedrest ?

For ankle sprain do doctors suggest bedrest ?

No: For ankle sprains, usually people can walk in a boot or some sort of brace. You do not need to stay in bed. ...Read more

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What doctor recommend exercises should I do on an ankle sprain?

What doctor recommend exercises should I do on an ankle sprain?

Discuss: You have a couple of options of professionals to consult. A dietician/nutritionist or personal trainers are able to provide this information. Hope this helps best of luck! ...Read more

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Do you think I should see a doctor for what is probably a mild ankle sprain?

Do you think I should see a doctor for what is probably a mild ankle sprain?

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 more

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Doctors can you tell me when should I go back to playing basketball after an ankle sprain?

Doctors can you tell me when should I go back to playing basketball after an ankle sprain?

See details: When the swelling and pain resolve, then you can return to full activities. ...Read more

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I had an ankle sprain and my doctor said it was almost broken this was 8 months ago what should I do?

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 more

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Should i see and orthopedic doctor for an ankle sprain i got 3 months ago that is bothering me?

Should i see and orthopedic doctor for an ankle sprain i got 3 months ago that is bothering me?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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. Wenjay Sung
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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

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