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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?

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?

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 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?

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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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

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