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Is it possible to fake an ankle sprain and get crutches?

Is it possible to fake an ankle sprain and get crutches?

Committing Fraud: It is possible, but if you are not paying for them then that would be an illegal and unethical act. If you want crutches you can rent them easily from most pharmacies. And, you may be able to borrow them from your local fire station. Many fire stations offer them as a community service. ...Read more

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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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I sprained my ankle 3 weeks ago during a soccer game.. And the pain keeps getting worse, should I get crutches?

I sprained my ankle 3 weeks ago during a soccer game.. And the pain keeps getting worse, should I get crutches?

See a doctor: You may have "just a sprain", but some sprains can be severe to need extensive care, including surgery, immobilization, and/or physical therapy. Plus, you want to make sure you do not have a fracture. Good luck! ...Read more

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I recently sprained my ankle, and I get waves of pain down my foot and ankle. Should I use crutches?

I recently sprained my ankle, and I get waves of pain down my foot and ankle. Should I use crutches?

Probably: Rest, ice, compression, and elevation for initial treatment is warranted. Use crutches if the pain increases or the ankle feels unstable. Have the ankle evaluated for a ligament tear. ...Read more

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Do i need crutches for a grade 2 ankle sprain?And how should I tell my parents to get me crutches because they think i'm a big baby?

Do i need crutches for a grade 2 ankle sprain?And how should I tell my parents to get me crutches because they think i'm a big baby?

Non weight bearing: If it is painful to put weight on your ankle, then you should avoid doing that as much as possible. The pain is an indication that you are reinjuring the ankle and it will take much longer to heal, and can even result in permanent damage if you continue bearing weight on the ankle. You must have seen a doctor, perhaps that doctor can help convince your parents. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle a week ago. I've been using a boot and crutches since. When can I stop using them? Also when can I get back to sports?

I sprained my ankle a week ago. I've been using a boot and crutches since. When can I stop using them? Also when can I get back to sports?

Depends on : How bad a sprain it was. You stop using them and van return under the guidance of your treating physician. You may need physical therapy if the sprain was moderate to severe. ...Read more

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Should i get crutches i sprained my ankle i can walk as long as i don't bend it at all it hurts even like that its badly bruised and swollen what todo?

Should i get crutches i sprained my ankle i can walk as long as i don't bend it at all it hurts even like that its badly bruised and swollen what todo?

X-ray : You need to be sure this is only a sprain and not a fracture. Get an x-ray and if no fracture then a lace up brace, otherwise you need to see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Turned my ankle 3x in 10 days. Swollen with minor bruising. Urgent care said sprain and be on crutches for 3 days. Should I get ortho opinion?

Turned my ankle 3x in 10 days. Swollen with minor bruising. Urgent care said sprain and be on crutches for 3 days. Should I get ortho opinion?

Yes: I would. In cases of more severe sprains where people repeatedly sprain their ankle, we will sometimes put them in a cast for a few weeks. There is also the possibility that your injury was more than a simple "sprain". ...Read more

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Why do the lateral parts of my ankles get sprained easily?

Very, Very popular..: 16 year old females are in the middle of the group of people that have the highest occurrence of ankle sprains. So, you are not alone. As stable as the ankle can seem, a slight deviation in foot and/or ankle mechanics can cause the foot to collapse inward thus causing the later ankle damage that is so commonly seen. A consultation with a Healthtap specialist could help prevent future sprains. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more


Crutches (Definition)

Crutches are devices held beneath the armpits to support the body in walking after an injury to ...Read more