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How To Break Your Ankle Yourself
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
Is it possibe to break your ankle by twisting it inwards? Friend accidentally twisted mine inwards and now I got bruising and swelling and major pain.
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 more
PHYSICS: You would have to determine the force per unit area, acceleration rate of the hammer over the distance traveled, and the stored kinetic energy in the head of the hammer. ...Read more
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 more
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 (ibuprofen) or Motrin would be a good idea for the meantime. ...Read more
Canapés: Under the right conditions, with a little of luck, just about anything can be done with a can of peas. ...Read more
Ankle break: Normal is a relative term that means different thing to different people. The best source of information on your healing is your attending physician. Speak freely and openly and ask this as well as any other questions regarding your progress. ...Read more
Yes with fx alignmen: Yes, with proper anatomical alignment of the fractures of the medial and lateral malleolus and the posterior aspect of the tibia. Hardware maybe problematic if synedesmodic screws were place across the ankle joint to provide stability of the ligament rupture. Time is the best indicator to return to sport activity. ...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 more
Should not have to:
You should not have to break in a shoe. It should fit comfortable from the start of wearing them.
If you are wearing a hi top shoe that comes over the ankle then you need to be careful of rubbing or irritation from the shoe at the ankle. ...Read more
Jumping out the window. That always works for me.
To be serious, dr. Sung's advice to be careful on stairs is very important, but sometimes a simple mis-step is enough to twist/sprain/break your ankle. Only an x-ray can determine if you have a break though. Ice, rest, elevation, and if you're not much better in 24 hours, go see a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more
Vit D levels: Hello, Many of us are deficient in Vitamin D which can affect our bone strength in the long term. This can cause stress fractures/full fractures from minor trauma. Prior to major surgeries of the foot and ankle I obtain Vitamin D levels on my patients to help me analyze bone strength and healing potential. ...Read more
Healing process: When you break(fracture) your ankle, there is injury to the bone and surrounding soft tissues. As a result, healing of these tissues takes time and scar tissue can develop. Bleeding in the area can cause a hematoma which can take months to resolve. As the bone heals remodeling takes place and can make the ankle appear swollen. Depending on the severity, the ankle may always look a little larger. ...Read more
What to do if I sprained my ankle, and I'm trying to tough it out. Can it turn into a break if not treated?
You may have one...: Ankle sprains can sometimes result in fractures in the foot, particularly along the 5th metatarsal (and just because you can walk on it, doesn't mean it didn't break). Have it checked out properly by a foot/ankle specialist. If not, you risk having an undetected injury and it could compromise not only you're healing but can affect other components of your gait and overall activity level. ...Read more
Permanently swollen ankle 3 years after a bad break. Are there ways to reverse it? (if compression, how do I identify a good wrap/bandage/sock?)
We ask WHY, now?: This communicates that your immune system is having difficulty in coalescing the pathway of chronic inflammation. As a restorative and holisitic podaitrist I deal with the mechanism of a presenting symptom. The issue is the casuation/mechanism that is creating your immune system from not resolving, swollen ankle after three years is a misdirected immune system. ...Read more
I'm a footballer. It've begun to be a tendency to break my ankles and now they are weak and easy to break again. Can I play (im playing in bandages)?
Broken ankles: It is highly unlikely you are playing or even walking on broken ankles. Seek the advice of a physician that can do a physical exam and determine what the injury is ...Read more
I was wondering if you cut a potato in half and wrap it around your ankle while you sleep and hit it with something hard in the morning will it break?
Um....: Do you want to break the potato or your ankle? Why would you want to even try this?!? ...Read more
It depends...: Some sprains are severe, involve multiple ligaments and create joint instability, possibly requiring surgery. Some are very mild and only involve rest. The same variability occurs with fractures. Some fractures are unstable and require hardware fixation. Some fractures only require brief immobilization. The key is an accurate diagnosis, very specific treatment advice and often rehabilitation. ...Read more
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