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How To Tear A Ligament In Your Ankle
Yes: Chances are you turned your foot and ankle creating the problem ...Read more
Both: A sprain of the ankle by definition means you tore, at least partially, some ligaments. Severity of the injury is determined by how many ligaments you tore and how severely you tore them. Ankle sprain rehab is important to speed recovery and prevent re-injury. Also, if you are having trouble bearing weight or if you have any deformity to the ankle you should get an xray to rule out a fracture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs a workup: Some popping of the ankle is normal unless it is a associated with other symptoms like pain or swelling. Some popping after an ankle sprain may be due to dislocating tendows particularly if it occurs on the the lateral (outside portion) of the ankle. See a specialist you, may need a x-ray, MRI or an ultrasound to diagnosis problem. ...Read more
Now I feel beter can I walk normally once again. After a complete tear of the ligament on the right ankle.?
Popping: Popping sounds could be from several reasons but worry only if there is pain or instability. Popping isn't necessarily bad, but if its associated with you tripping more oftern, constantly spraining the same ankle, or annoying pain that won't go away, then definitely see a podiatrist to get reevaluated. ...Read more
It has been 4 months since my ankle twisted. Doctors said it's ligament tear and gave medicines but nothing happened. I still can't walk. Help?
I sprained ankle 4 days ago. Tear to lateral ligament. Still severely swollen, black and blue and painful. Shouldn't there be slight improvement by?
No: If you had a grade 3 sprain of your ankle (severe) then you shouldn't expect much improvement @ 4 days. Swelling, discoloration are the norm. @ 2 wks you should be better but it may take 4-6 wks. For it to resolve. Consider seeing an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation, x-rays to rule out a fracture and treatment guidelines. Best of luck! ...Read more
Get checked: If the diagnosis of a ligament tear is documented by mri, you need to find out if it is the type that is repairable. Surgery may be an option to restore integrity in the ligament. If you are not able to walk, that typically indicates instability still. Get checked by a podiatrist or a foot/ankle orthopedist. They handle these types of conditions regularly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What to do if I had my ankle ligament tear 3 months back, till little pain and can't run. And putting more pressure make it twisted and pain again?
See doc/pt/surgery: You should see a physician, get xrays. Initially often times physical therapy to improve strength, swelling, and propioception can help, if still have significant problems with normal xrays, sometimes an mri, arthroscopic surgery and or ligament stabilization surgery is required. ...Read more
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