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How can I sprain my ankle on purpose at home? I want a boot

How can I sprain my ankle on purpose at home? I want a boot

Not good idea: No, I would not think that would be wise. If you want a boot you can just go and purchase one, you don't have to injure yourself to get one. ...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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What exactly does it take to sprain your ankle?

What exactly does it take to sprain your ankle?

Twisting: Most ankle sprains occur as a result of an inversion (twisting) injury. ...Read more

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Is it possible to sprain your ankle without twisting it?

Is it possible to sprain your ankle without twisting it?

Yes: Although "sprained" ankles are usually caused by twisting or inverting the foot, it is possible to force the foot directly upward or downward and result in a sprain. This mechanism can lead to painful and sometimes difficult to diagnose injuries.
Hope that answers your question. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it's like to sprain your ankle or dislocate your finger?

Can you tell me what it's like to sprain your ankle or dislocate your finger?

Pain: Twisting ones’ ankle can lead to a sprained ankle. Often times, this may result in ligamentous injuries which may lead to ankle swelling, pain, and possibly instability. An x-ray of the foot and ankle will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How to stop getting sprained ankles at dancing?

How to stop getting sprained ankles at dancing?

Balance/Brace: Balance the ligaments- stretch achilles and strengthen the peroneal tendons (outside). Brace- stirrup style or lace up ankle brace. No high heels. ...Read more

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What to do if I continue getting my ankles sprained, what should I do to prevent this?

Orthotics...: I had the exact same problem. I continually sprained my ankle. It was all due to my foot structure. As soon as I got orthotics....in over 30 years, has never had a problem. Get an evaluation of your foot structure from a Podiatrist. They will make a big difference. ...Read more

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How can you tell if an ankle is sprained?

How can you tell if an ankle is sprained?

Ankle sprain: Swelling and pain are the first signs of an ankle sprain. It is more common to sprain the outside part of the ankle rather than inside, back, or front. Swelling generally occurs around the area of sprain and bruising may be present too. Getting it checked out by your pcp or referred for further evaluation for severity and treatment. ...Read more

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Can spraining an ankle permanently damage it?

Possible: If its a bad sprain and didn't get correct treatment it can lead to chronic instability so it would give out on you just walking. Also can cause cartilage damage like osteochondral defect. ...Read more

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What's a good way to check if my ankle is sprained?

Get examined: Have your ankle evaluated properly with a clinical examination as well as xrays. Don't try to treat this by yourself. ...Read more

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What's the best way to know if my ankle is sprained?

See below: There is usually some type of trauma or injury followed by bruising, swelling and pain. ...Read more

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I've been having swelling in my ankles. I have no sprain or any thing like that im really curious to why thy are swelling?

I've been having swelling in my ankles. I have no sprain or any thing like that im really curious to why thy are swelling?

Edema: Possibly you are retaining fluid. Fluid retention can be caused by several different things from poor circulation, venous insufficiency, thrombophlebitis, dvt's, chf, being overweight and on your feet all day-especially in the heat and humidity, pregnancy, previous surgery (especially involving lymph nodes), certain medications, etc. See the Dr. For eval if persists. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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How can I sprain my ankle?

How can I sprain my ankle?

Bio-mechanical stress: Female asks etiology of ankle sprains. Commonly, ankle turns under, inverts, as foot meets ground surface in uneven fashion, whereby medial foot hits first & upper body tilts contra-laterally. Oft occurs in rough & tumble sports, stepping wrong off curb or into chuck-hole. Women w. Hypermobility Syndrome & lax ligaments commonly report having had multiple ankle sprains as children. Gravity rules! ...Read more

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How to tape a sprained ankle?

How to tape a sprained ankle?

Try U-tube: Can't explain or demonstrate here. Try u-tube or see a sports trainer to demo this to you. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle, now what?

I sprained my ankle, now what?

Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. Once improved, mobilization and physical therapy can help restore strength and function. Healing times may vary. ...Read more

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What causes an ankle to sprain?

What causes an ankle to sprain?

Many things: A sprain occurs when your ankle is forced to move out of its normal position, which can cause one or more of the ankle's ligaments to stretch or tear.
Examples of situations that can result in an ankle sprain include:
a fall that causes your ankle to twist
landing awkwardly on your foot after jumping or pivoting
walking or exercising on an uneven surface. ...Read more

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Could I have sprained my ankle?

Could I have sprained my ankle?

Ankle sprain: For recovery, mild sprains can take 1-3 weeks, moderate sprains 2-6 weeks, severe sprains can take several months to recover. It would be better to see a doctor just to be sure as well as to recommend appropriate treatment. Xrays can exclude other injuries including fractures and bone avulsions. ...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