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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)

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

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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How to stop getting sprained ankles at dancing?

How to stop getting sprained ankles at dancing?

Balance/Brace: Balance the ligaments- stretch achilles and strengthen the peroneal tendons (outside). Brace- stirrup style or lace up ankle brace. No high heels. ...Read more

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What to do if i continue getting my ankles sprained, what should I do to prevent this?

Orthotics...: I had the exact same problem. I continually sprained my ankle. It was all due to my foot structure. As soon as I got orthotics....in over 30 years, has never had a problem. Get an evaluation of your foot structure from a Podiatrist. They will make a big difference. ...Read more

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How can you tell if an ankle is sprained?

How can you tell if an ankle is sprained?

Ankle sprain: Swelling and pain are the first signs of an ankle sprain. It is more common to sprain the outside part of the ankle rather than inside, back, or front. Swelling generally occurs around the area of sprain and bruising may be present too. Getting it checked out by your pcp or referred for further evaluation for severity and treatment. ...Read more

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Can spraining an ankle permanently damage it?

Can spraining an ankle permanently damage it?

Possible: If its a bad sprain and didn't get correct treatment it can lead to chronic instability so it would give out on you just walking. Also can cause cartilage damage like osteochondral defect. ...Read more

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What's a good way to check if my ankle is sprained?

Get examined: Have your ankle evaluated properly with a clinical examination as well as xrays. Don't try to treat this by yourself. ...Read more

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What's the best way to know if my ankle is sprained?

See below: There is usually some type of trauma or injury followed by bruising, swelling and pain. ...Read more

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Ive been having swelling in my ankles. I have no sprain or any thing like that im really curious to why thy are swelling ?

Ive been having swelling in my ankles.  I have no sprain or any thing like that im really curious to why thy are swelling ?

Edema: Possibly you are retaining fluid. Fluid retention can be caused by several different things from poor circulation, venous insufficiency, thrombophlebitis, dvt's, chf, being overweight and on your feet all day-especially in the heat and humidity, pregnancy, previous surgery (especially involving lymph nodes), certain medications, etc. See the Dr. for eval if persists. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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How can I sprain my ankle?

How can I sprain my ankle?

Bio-mechanical stress: Female asks etiology of ankle sprains. Commonly, ankle turns under, inverts, as foot meets ground surface in uneven fashion, whereby medial foot hits first & upper body tilts contra-laterally. Oft occurs in rough & tumble sports, stepping wrong off curb or into chuck-hole. Women w. Hypermobility Syndrome & lax ligaments commonly report having had multiple ankle sprains as children. Gravity rules! ...Read more

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How to tape a sprained ankle?

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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I sprained my ankle, now what?

I sprained my ankle, now what?

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. Once improved, mobilization and physical therapy can help restore strength and function. Healing times may vary. ...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