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How To Sprain Your Ankle Without It Hurting
I think i sprained my ankle and i need to know how i can treat it without going to the er. It hurts on a pain scale of 8 out of 10 to 1.
Sprained ankle a month ago. can walk without pain now, but hurts when I press the anterior part of the ankle. also bruises after massaging it. normal?
ANKLE PAIN: Ankle sprains are part of a spectrum that involve injury to parts of the ligaments , tendons and bone. It is not unusual to still have pain in the area of trauma. The critical indicator is whether or not the severity of pain and swelling are decreasing . If so it is on Te mend. You still need to avoid impact activities until all pain is resolved ...Read more
I hurt my ankle in gym class (think i sprained it) 4 days ago. When should I see the doctor? I've been icing and heating it and when i walk without a brace I've been rolling the same ankle, i feel like its very weak. Also the brusing has gone down but the
It : It may be a good idea to see a doctor sometime in the next week. Ankle sprains, or suspected ankle sprains, where there is persistent swelling or instability warrant medical evaluation. An x-ray may be indicated to rule out a fracture. If a fracture or other diagnoses causing swelling and instability are ruled out, it may still be beneficial to see a doctor to help organize a rehabilitation program. Rehabilitation consists of measures to decrease swelling, restore joint motion, build strength, maintain general fitness, restore balance and position sense (or "proprioception"), and supervise a graded transition to running, pivoting, jumping, and/or sport-specific tasks. You are at greater risk of further or recurrent injury if you try to go back to full activity before completing the steps outlined in a rehabilitation program. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My ankle has been hurting for 7 weeks we knew it was sprained but then a few days ago my little sister fell on it and it hurt just to stand ?
Possibly: Courtney, pain after an injury could mean sprain (ligament injury), strain (muscle injury), or fracture (bone injury). Try RICE: rest, compress (with an ace wrap), ice (with bagged frozen peas), and elevate. If the pain is not better in 4-5 days, see your doctor, as you may need an X-Ray. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Get re-evaluated: If there was a severe sprain weeks back, it is a soft tissue injury. But you may have had an undetected bone/joint injury as well. The instability created by that kind of injury will cause a change in gait which can also affect the leg. You need to get rechecked. Options for treatment may include conservative means such as bracing or if the injury is severe, surgery may be warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I sprained my ankle multiple times, but the last one was about 4 years ago, yet, 4 years later, it still hurts. What can I do?
Ankle Sprain: You may have a moderate to severe ankle sprain, which can require some form of immobilization (with or without nonweightweight bearing protocol) for 6 to 8 weeks or sometimes even surgery (if it does not heal on its own). Please see a reputable ankle specialist ASAP. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doc eval: The number one reason an ankle sprain continues to hurt is lack of rehabilitation. The ligaments have been partially torn and the surrounding muscles remain weak and unbalanced, leading to continued ankle instability. Other reasons for continued pain include an undetected fracture, bone bruising or tendon tearing. Time to see a doc for a thorough exam and probable imaging (x-ray, mri). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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