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Is it possible to twist your ankle by simply walking?

Is it possible to twist your ankle by simply walking?

Yes: Patients often tell me the " ankle give out" a few times a month and it called chronic lateral ankle instability. Consult w with a foot and ankle specialist. ...Read more

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How might you twist your ankle?

How might you twist your ankle?

Ankle sprain: Generally, a twisted ankle is another term for a "sprained ankle". This is either a rotation with the foot turned in or out and the leg turning with the foot or against it. The most common twist is when the foot turns in and "rolls" under the ankle where pain, swelling, and instability occurs on the outside of the ankle. Hope this answers your question. ...Read more

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How can I twist my ankle really bad on purpose?

How can I twist my ankle really bad on purpose?

Why?: Ankle sprains are no fun, even when they are minor. They can lead to a whole host of sequelae if they are major and left untreated. I wouldn't ever suggest this and you may wish to speak to a trusted family member, friend, or doctor about this desire. ...Read more

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Why does my ankle feel like I've twisted it when I haven't?

Number of things: Can you give a better description? Any old injury? Do you participate in sports? ...Read more

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What could I do to determine if I should get my ankle xrayed after twisting and falling on it?

Don't guess: Get examined properly and have a doctor determine based on your history and after examining your ankle whether an x-ray is needed. If in doubt, have it checked out! ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about my ankle that twisted stepping out the tub last night I done on the shower?

Depends: If you have pain and swelling, go get a professional opinion. Obviously you need to be evaluated for an ankle fracture, 5th metatarsal fracture and anterior process of the calcaneus fracture. Rest ice compression elevation and anti inflammatory meds help. ...Read more

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Twisted my ankle, what tips do you have for this?

Twisted my ankle, what tips do you have for this?

A sprain or strain: Rest, ice, compression, elevation (rice). It could be a fracture (broken bone) a sprain (torn ligaments) or a strain (strecthed out ligaments). Have a physical exam by a podiatrist to make sure which one it is and follow the treatment recommendations. Sometimes, just a compressive wrap is needed, maybe a splint or a walking boot. It's tough to say exactly without an exam. ...Read more

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How do I know I twisted my ankle if I landed on it?

How do I know I twisted my ankle if I landed on it?

Ankle sprain: Sorry about your injury. Depending on severity of the injury, the pain and swelling can last a while especially without proper rest, stability with brace, icing and elevation. Advil (ibuprofen) is an appropriate NSAID option but if the pain is getting worse, please see your physician. You may have a more severe injury and require imaging (x-rays) and further treatment. ...Read more

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I just twisted my ankle. What can I do to ease the pain?

I just twisted my ankle. What can I do to ease the pain?

RICE: Rice.
Rest- 24 to 28 hrs. Avoid activities that require use of your ankle. Ice- for first 2 days after injury, apply ice for 15 to 20 minutes every few hours. A bag of frozen peas is good.
Compression- you can wrap your foot, ankle & lower leg with an ace wrap. Make sure it is not so tight that it decreases your circulation. Elevate- elevate ankle above your heart. Can prop on a pillow. ...Read more

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I missed the first step and fell down on ankle twisted, should I be concerned?

I missed the first step and fell down on ankle twisted, should I be concerned?

Yes if painful: Apply iced, keep foot elevated, if you have an ace bandage apply it. You can take an antiinflammatory if not contraindicated.
See, how you feel. If you can walk without a problem, likely okay, if anything worse considere a sprain or possibly a fracture. ...Read more

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How can I treat a twisted/sprained ankle?

How can I treat a twisted/sprained ankle?

See below: Initially, rest, ice, compression/immobilization. If severe or persists, see ankle specialist. ...Read more

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How can you treat a twisted/sprained ankle?

How can you treat a twisted/sprained ankle?

Ankle sprain: To heal a sprained ankle, it depends on the severity of the sprain. If its a chronically sprained ankle with constant pain and instability, it will take longer than a mild outside sprain. Usually 3-4 weeks of rest, icing, antiinflammatory meds (like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin), bracing or compressing wraps, with or without physical therapy should the starting treatment. Hope that helped! ...Read more

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How can you treat a sprained twisted ankle?

How can you treat a sprained twisted ankle?

Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

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I twisted my ankle yesterday and it isn't yet gone and it isn't swelling?

I twisted my ankle yesterday and it isn't yet gone and it isn't swelling?

A few days: If you twisted your ankle, common description is a "rolled" ankle, severity varies, pain may persist is relatively minor sprains, and it may take several days to improve. If the ankle feels unstable, has bruising, has worsening pain or persists for more than 5-7 days, then see your local physician. ...Read more

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My ankles hurt all the time and I'm always accidentally twisting my ankles, do you have any tips to stop my ankles being so weak?

My ankles hurt all the time and I'm always accidentally twisting my ankles, do you have any tips to stop my ankles being so weak?

Support: "Weak ankles" can be due to lax ligaments or simply poor biomechanics of the feet. Talk to a podiatrist. They can check you for ligament issues, evaluate the mechanics of your feet, recommend proper shoes and maybe even make custom inserts for you. They may also recommend strengthening exercises for the lower leg muscles. ...Read more

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I think I twisted my ankle?

I think I twisted my ankle?

R.I.C.E.: Hello,
Rest, Ice, Compression, and elevation is the way to go, I also recommend immobilization of some type of brace. If your not better, seeking further treatment from a healthcare provider. Depending on if you can bear weight on it, may warrant an xray. Feel Better! ...Read more

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How tightly should you bandage a twisted ankle?

How tightly should you bandage a twisted ankle?

Snug: Hello,
You want to make sure that you never apply it too tight. It should be snug to give you the support necessary, pay attention to the toes and make sure they are not turning different colors. Preferably a lace up/velcro low profile ankle brace would be a better alternative. Feel better! ...Read more

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How can I heal a twisted ankle within 24 hours?

Ankle: You can't heal a twisted ankle in 24 hours. You can stabilize it but not heal a true sprained ankle in that time period. ...Read more

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How concerned should I be if I twisted my ankle?

How concerned should I be if I twisted my ankle?

Depends: If you cannot walk on it and it is greatly swollen and multicolored then I would have it seen ASAP ...Read more

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Why does my Ankle pop Loud when I twist it around?

Why does my Ankle pop Loud when I twist it around?

Ankle popping: Hi Many factors can cause a benign "popping" in the ankle. If it is not accompanied by pain, swelling, or giving way, then it is most likely of little concern. If you have pain, swelling or giving away feeling then see a food doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do to make a twisted ankle better fast!?

What should I do to make a twisted ankle better fast!?

Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

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I twisted my ankle from a year ago. How can I treat it?

I twisted my ankle from a year ago. How can I treat it?

Old Ankle Sprain: One year ago and still and issue? Sorry, but the best answer I can give is see a specialist. I have to assume you never saw a doctor for this. You could have torn ligaments that didn't heal correctly or broken a bone. You might need an MRI, but first thing first. Get it looked at. ...Read more

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How long will it take for a mildly twisted ankle to heal?

Depends: Depends on severity of the sprain, could take 1-8 weeks. Rest, ice until you can walk without pain. Then start stretching and exercising the ankle, use a brace or ace wrap during exercising/strengthening. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a twisted ankle to stop hurting?

Month: Varies with actual damage, specific tissue hurt, and swelling. Ice, elevation, rest at beginning and stay off it ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will a twisted ankle take to heal?

2-6 weeks: A twisted or sprained ankle normally takes aprox 6 weeks to heal, what has been injured is the ligament (s) usually on the outer portion of the ankle. Rehabilitation of the muscles and range of motion can take another 6 weeks to occur and necessitate formal physical therapy. ...Read more