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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

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

Ebay: Ha, can't believe I looked this up! You can find cast material (about 30-50 bucks) and crutches (about 20 bucks) on ebay--that would be a lot cheaper and less painful than breaking your ankle on purpose. ...Read more

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Can I break my ankle without pain????

Can I break my ankle without pain????

Unless: You have a neuropathy(e.g. due to diabetes), are anesthetized or under the influence of analgesic drugs, or have some other pathologic process in which you are desensitized to pain or unable to feel pain, you will feel pain if you fracture your ankle. ...Read more

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I was wondering how to break my ankle?

I was wondering how to break my ankle?

DO YOU WANT TO?: From the form of the question, it sounds like you want to break your ankle on purpose, and you want me to provide ways to do it. Is that the gist of it?

Sincerely,

Dr. Latva ...Read more

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How can you break your ankle on purpose?

How can you break your ankle on purpose?

Question?: I think if you read your question again, you might change the way it is written so a specific helpful answer can be written. ...Read more

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I am wondering what exercises I should do after an ankle break?

I am wondering what exercises I should do after an ankle break?

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

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How hard would i have to hit my ankle with a hammer to break it?

How hard would i have to hit my ankle with a hammer to break it?

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

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How can you on purpose break your ankle pleaze tell an honest answer I need attention!?

How can you on purpose break your ankle pleaze tell an honest answer I need attention!?

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

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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?

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

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Is it possible to break an already broken ankle?

I guess....: Theoretically it is possible, but I have never seen someone fracture an already fractured ankle in a separate place. ...Read more

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Is there anyway I can break my ankle with a big can of peas?

Is there anyway I can break my ankle with a big can of peas?

Canapés: Under the right conditions, with a little of luck, just about anything can be done with a can of peas. ...Read more

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How much time until I'm normal again after leg and ankle break?

How much time until I'm normal again after leg and ankle break?

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

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Can an athlete get full recovery after a trimalleolar ankle break?

Can an athlete get full recovery after a trimalleolar ankle break?

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

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If you broke your ankle and kept running and stuff like that on it would the break get bigger?

If you broke your ankle and kept running and stuff like that on it would the break get bigger?

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

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In what way can I break my ankle/foot?

Numerous Ways.: There are various ways to break the foot and ankle. ...Read more

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How to break in shoes to protect an ankle?

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

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What could I do to break my ankle or foot?

Are you asking: Asking how to break an ankle or foot? Please re phrase question. ...Read more

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What could I do to break/sprain your ankle at home?

What could I do to break/sprain your ankle at home?

Try: 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

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Are there stretches that break up scar tissue in ankles?

Are there stretches that break up scar tissue in ankles?

Ankle Stiffness: Sterching the ankle can help improve flexibility and range of motion, therby decreasing adhesions and some scar tissue. Deep cros friction massage and exercises like bycling or swimming would help. Physical therpay would be helpful as well. ...Read more

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How can I break my ankle by standing on it with my other foot?

How can I break my ankle by standing on it with my other foot?

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

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How come my left ankle bigger than right ankle 4 months after break?

How come my left ankle bigger than right ankle 4 months after break?

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

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Can you give me suggestions for ankle pain after a break has been healing?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation.
You also may need to use an ankle brace for protection of the ankle. ...Read more

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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

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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?)

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

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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

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Can ankle diastasis screw break?

Hardware Failure: Yes — all hardware can fail if subjected to the right amount of forces. This generally happens if there is motion placed across the hardware site. ...Read more

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Which is worse: an ankle sprain or break?

Which is worse: an ankle sprain or break?

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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How can I tell if I have an ankle sprain or break?

How can I tell if I have an ankle sprain or break?

X-rays are standard: To determine if there is a fracture. While some fracture lines can be hard to detect, most times if the x-ray taken after an injury is clear, it will be considered a sprain of the ligaments--especially if the ligaments are painful to the touch. ...Read more