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Sprained ankle I can't put any weight on it ?

Sprained ankle I can't put any weight on it ?

See a Dr.: A badly sprained ankle that you cannot bear weight on should definitely be evaluated by a Dr. Go for an X-ray to make sure you did not fracture any bones in your foot/ankle. The base of the 5th metatarsal on the outside of your foot is commonly fractured in a severe ankle sprain. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Should my sprained ankle still be unable to bear weight one week later?

Should my sprained ankle still be unable to bear weight one week later?

Possibly: For a more severe sprain, weightbearing may take several weeks. I would recommend evaluation by a specialist to make sure you only have a sprain. ...Read more

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Is it normal that my sprained ankle is still be unable to bear any weight a week later?

Is it normal that my sprained ankle is still be unable to bear any weight a week later?

Sprained ankle: Treating sprained ankles has changed over the years mostly due to professional athletes. You need to see a doctor. The days of "just walk it off" are over. With treatment, you will be healed in 3 weeks, just like a pro. ...Read more

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4 weeks into a sprained ankle, still swollen, can walk with a limp, some pain. I can bare some weight but no great improvement. Is this normal?

4 weeks into a sprained ankle, still swollen, can walk with a limp, some pain. I can bare some weight but no great improvement. Is this normal?

Ankle sprain : I would say ankle sprains are drastically under treated. You are 4 weeks post injury still with pain and swelling. This cn lead to functional instability see your local podiatrist asap. ...Read more

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I had a minor sprained ankle a week ago and swelling has gone done significantly and I can put my whole weight on it. Can I start walking fully now?

I had a minor sprained ankle a week ago and swelling has gone done significantly and I can put my whole weight on it. Can I start walking fully now?

Yes: Gradually increase activity as tolerated. Mild ankle sprains heal best with weight bearing as tolerated. Try and avoid uneven walking surfaces until your ankle is pain free when walking ...Read more

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2nd grade ankle sprain. Limped around from day 1 and continued to let ankle bear weight. Now, 5th week, still have pain walking. What should I do now?

Ankle sprain : After the initial sprain, during the acute phase your physician should have recommended rice(rest, ice, compression, elevation). After a couple of weeks , after the swelling goes down , it is very important to strengthen the ligaments by intense physical therapy .If pain persists you may need to see your physician for other treatment options such as a corticosteroid injection and a supportive device. ...Read more

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I've had hard cast for 4 week for severely sprained ankle still hurts, when it comes off fri. Will I be able to put weight on. How long for pain stop?

I've had hard cast for 4 week for severely sprained ankle still hurts, when it comes off fri. Will I be able to put weight on. How long for pain stop?

You should be ok: You'll probably get a walking splint & be scheduled for intensive physical therapy. Let your doc know about your pain, & do keep your therapy appointments. Your sprain should be healing well. I hope that helps. ...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