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How long to wear a boot for a sprained ankle?

How long to wear a boot for a sprained ankle?

Well: If just sprained probably do not need support and if you do just for a couple of days ...Read more

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 long to wear an aircast boot for a 2nd to 3rd degree ankle sprain (ortho said it was "at least a moderate sprain")? It has been 3.5 weeks and i c

How long to wear an aircast boot for a 2nd to 3rd degree ankle  sprain (ortho said it was "at least a moderate sprain")? It has been 3.5 weeks and i c

The dr will usualy : Base his decision o palpating the region of injury to see if you have pain, place ankle thru range of motion and watch you walk and ask for your feedback. This coupled with the amount of time that passed will help make his decision. 3.4-4 weeks is certainly sufficient time if your not feeling pain. It is important to do strength training excercises afterwards. I still say get clearance from Dr. ...Read more

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Will a sprained ankle require you to wear a leg boot or a cast?

Will a sprained ankle require you to wear a leg boot or a cast?

Depends on severity.: Depending on the severity of the injury you may need an ace bandage, strapping of the ankle, an ankle support brace, a rigid walking boot, or a short leg cast. Have it evaluated by your podiatrist and see what is best for you. ...Read more

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I sprained my left ankle 3 weeks ago I seen a orthopedic surgeon 2 days after. I have a boot to wear I was wondering if I should go back before my app?

I sprained my left ankle 3 weeks ago I seen a orthopedic surgeon 2 days after. I have a boot to wear I was wondering if I should go back before my app?

No: I think you mean going early to your appointment? if sprained ankle , ice over a sock and elevation if any edema/swelling, after 2-3 days you can do some range of motion in a bucket of warm water if you like , when walking use some support , no need to go early unless worse pain or color changes ...Read more

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Can i still work out while wearing a walking boot? #nqlu I have a fractured bone in my foot due to an ankle sprain and must wear a walking boot for 6 weeks for the bone to heal. What type of exercises can I still engage in?

Can i still work out while wearing a walking boot? #nqlu I have a fractured bone in my foot due to an ankle sprain and must wear a walking boot for 6 weeks for the bone to heal. What type of exercises can I still engage in?

You : You can engage in any upper body activity you like, and can also swim. I would not engage in any activity that involves you standing or putting any pressure on your foot / ankle or leg. That would include cycling. ...Read more

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MRI and Xrays taken July showed bone bruise and a grade 2 ankle sprain. Fracture boot worn for 6 weeks. How long will rehab take?

MRI and Xrays taken July showed bone bruise and a grade 2 ankle sprain. Fracture boot worn for 6 weeks. How long will rehab take?

How long?: Hard to be sure! Your doctor(s) must discuss this with you regularly! Do not be shy about asking! Hope all goes well! ...Read more

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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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I think I sprained my ankle but it stops hurting then comes back do I need a boot?

I think I sprained my ankle but it stops hurting then comes back do I need a boot?

Depends: It depends on the specific diagnosis. If you have a simple ankle sprain that has improved to the point it is often not painful at all, you may not need any immobilization. If you are improving to the extent you are nearly back to normal, you might just give it more time. If you are having persistent episodes of intermittent pain, then I would be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I put my boot back on like i was told to for my sprain ankle and it is causing pain that i wasnt having.

I put my boot back on like i was told to for my sprain ankle and it is causing pain that i wasnt having.

Pain: If you have pain walking or pain when touching the bony part of the ankle, you should get an xray to make sure there is no fracture. I would also suggest ice, advil (ibuprofen) and a looser boot. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle 10-20 times already. It's painful. I've worn a ankle boot for 6 months. It stopped hurting but it came back? What should I do now?

I sprained my ankle 10-20 times already. It's painful. I've worn a ankle boot for 6 months. It stopped hurting but it came back? What should I do now?

Be seen: You would be wise to be seen and evaluated. When someone "sprains" there ankle, they stretch or tear ligaments that stabilize the ankle. They will often heal and so most people who sprain there ankle fully recover. But sometimes the ligaments don't heal and chronic instability with recurrent sprains can result. Ligament reconstruction may be indicated. ...Read more

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