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Doctor insights on: How To Sprain Your Ankle Without Pain

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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

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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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 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

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