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How can I sprain my ankle on purpose at home? I want a boot

How can I sprain my ankle on purpose at home? I want a boot

Don't : Injuring yourself intentionally is a sign of mental illness. Please seek help from a professional therapist or psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

Sprains and strains are conditions in which a person has problems with his muscles (strains) and joints (sprains), such as pain, swelling, fractures, restricted movement, or joint instability, due to trauma or excessive exercise. The treatment ...Read more


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What should you do the first day you sprain your ankle?

What should you do the first day you sprain your ankle?

RICE: Rest, ice, compress, and elevate. If symptoms show no improvement see a specialist for evaluation of the ligaments of the ankle and of the bones that make up the ankle itself. ...Read more

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How do you sprain your ankle if you're in a wheelchair?

Rolling in foot : While rolling your wheelchair, your foot can get caught or placed in a bad position that will sprain the ankle as you roll forward. This is also more common if you have no feeling in your foot. That is why they typically put foot plates on the wheelchair. ...Read more

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How do you sprain your ankle and treat it?

How do you sprain your ankle and treat it?

Cause of sprain: A sprain is an over-stretching of the ligaments that support your ankle. This may sometimes also include some minor tearing of the ligament. It occurs when a force is placed on the ligament that is above and beyond its physiologic capacity to withstand. It requires immobilization and physical therapy. ...Read more

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What should I do when you sprain your ankle?

What should I do when you sprain your ankle?

R.i.c.e.: Rest it ice it compress it (wear a brace) elevate it (above heart level, ). ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a fracture after you sprain your ankle?

Yes, after or during: Ankle sprains by nature and definition involve the ligaments that connect the bones together that make up the ankle joint. Ligaments can be stretched partially, tear partially or completely, or even pull off a piece of bone at the connection site (termed- avulsion fracture). If the ankle deforms enough during a sprain injury or afterwards, the ankle cn actually develop an overt fracture. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a jogger has stepped in a pothole and sprained his ankle. What systems have suffered damage?

Sprained ankle: A sprained ankle is an injury to the ankle ligaments and tendons surrounding the ankle joint. If a sprained ankle lasts more than a week than it is no longer a sprained ankle.... Need to rule out tears of the ligaments and tendons at that point. ...Read more

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What can you do to tell if you've sprained your ankle?

What can you do to tell if you've sprained your ankle?

Pain and swelling: Pain and swelling will be your first symptoms and this can sometimes result in an inability to walk. See if you can get in with a foot and ankle specialist to have it thoroughly checked for any other issues besides just a sprain. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

Sprain is also known as Sprains and strains. 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