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How To Break Your Ankle
How to break your ankle easily on purpose i want to know how to break my ankle on purpose so i can get a cast and crutches
Why?: I'm not quite sure i understand -- are you planning to break your own ankle? My honest answer is that this is a really bad idea. Ankle breaks are no fun, and depending on the injury, can be very complicated to repair and take a long time to heal. If it's attention you want, i suggest you (at 18?) speak with a trusted adult about your feelings -- and very possibly a therapist as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How far along are : You in the healing process? Once bone healing is complete, there will be both range of motion and strengthening exercises. A simple version of range of motion exercises involves moving your foot only at the ankle and drawing out the letters of the alphabet as large as you can. Strengtheing can involve raising up on your toes on both feet, then the injured one by itself as tolerated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I managed to break my ankle in the same place twice in the space of a year, but now (one year on), where I broke it is really bothering me and painful?
Revisit ortho: How unfortunate for you! Your ankle may not have been completely healed yet, making it more prone to re-injury. Time for a visit to your orthopedist for another set of xrays. Securing it with an ankle brace or wrap, applying ice packs and taking Advil or Motrin would be a good idea for the meantime. ...Read more
Depends...: Ankle fractures (breaks) can either be stable or unstable injuries based on the mechanism of injury, force of injury, etc. Stable fractures typically wouldn't get bigger unless further injured. Unstable injuries under most circumstances are best treated surgically. See an orthopaedic ankle specialist if questions exist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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