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I sprained my ankle over 5 weeks ago, and was told to take it easy for 2 weeks, but it still hurts, what should I do?

I sprained my ankle over 5 weeks ago, and was told to take it easy for 2 weeks, but it still hurts, what should I do?

See a doctor: Ankle sprains should heal up in a few weeks to months. If it is not getting better or if it is getting worse then you need to get it checked by a doctor. ...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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After one ankle sprain, is it easy to get more?

After one ankle sprain, is it easy to get more?

Yes.: Every time you sprain your ankle, you stretch out the soft tissues that help hold the ankle together, so it becomes prone to repeated sprains. The way to prevent that from happening, is to strengthen the ankle up , after a sprain. ...Read more

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What are some easy workouts i can do if I have a high ankle sprain?

What are some easy workouts i can do if I have a high ankle sprain?

Strengthening : Using a resistance band around your forefoot, hold the ends of the band with your hand and gently push your ankle down as far as you can and then back to the starting position. Repeat 10 times. For proprioeptive exercises, balance, coordination and agility stand with your affected leg on a pillow. Hold this position for a count of 10. Repeat 10 times. ...Read more

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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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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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Best way to treat a sprained ankle?

Best way to treat a sprained ankle?

It depend: We grade torn ligament to three levels. 1-grade 1. 2-grade 2. 3-grade 3. The first two usually are treated non surgical, by cast or brace for about 4-6 weeks. The third one usually treated surgically. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal a sprained ankle?

RICE therapy: Rest, ice, compression and elevate initially, and then go see the doctor. A good clinical examination and possibly xrays can rule out any other injury. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to heal a sprained ankle?

Ankle sprain: Try resting it (for 1-2 weeks), icing, compressing wraps or bracing, and elevating your rolled ankle. Take otc antiinflammatory drugs like advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin as directed by the manufacturer to help. If clicking or feeling of ripping or instability, get it checked out by a doctor (podiatrist). Hope this was helpful! ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to cure a sprained ankle?

What is the quickest way to cure a sprained ankle?

JUST A SPRAIN?: Are you positive it's a sprain, and not broken? An ankle sprain is best treated with compression, immobilization, and off weight bearing w/ crutches. 40% of TREATED ankle sprains have lingering problems. Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Can there be a quick way to heal a sprained ankle?

RICE: Unfortunately, only time will heal a sprain. Simple things like rest, ice packs, compression wraps and elevation are helpful in the immediate setting. If this does not help, it may be helpful to see a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedist who can get xrays to ensure there are no breaks and properly immobilize you in an ankle brace or boot. ...Read more

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Please describe a good way to heal a sprained ankle?

Please describe a good way to heal a sprained ankle?

Ankle sprain: If it was a mild sprain, you should improve over the next few days/weeks by wearing an ankle brace, resting, ice and elevating the ankle. If the injury was more severe, the pain may remain. In that case, you might require further evaluation by a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there a good way for me to tape my sprained ankle?

Is there a good way for me to tape my sprained ankle?

Athletic tape: Use athletic tape and apply a figure 8 motion around ankle and heel and arch. I'd recommend an otc brace, ice, rest, and antiinflammatory medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the best way to take care of a sprained ankle?

What is the best way to take care of a sprained ankle?

Rest: If you can stand on the foot and raise up on your toes, you probable have a grade 1 or2 ankle sprain. You can treat this with rest , elevation, compression and ice. ...Read more

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Is there an effective way to determine if you have a sprained ankle?

Pain with ROM: If you have difficulty bearing weight and walking through your range of motion without any discoloration it is highly suspicious that you sprained your ankle. You can usually get local swelling and tolerable pain with rom. If however, you have dark bruises, severe sharp radiating pain and extremely severe swelling then you should seek medical attention asap. ...Read more

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What is the best way to tape a sprained ankle for support during recovery?

What is the best way to tape a sprained ankle for support during recovery?

OTC Ankle brace: You're better off using an otc brace or splint that trying to tape yourself up at home. It's not as easy as the professional trainers make it look. You could also just see a podiatrist - many of us stock simple braces for simple sprains. These will protect the ligaments of the ankle - that's what they are designed for. ...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