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I had a grade three lateral ankle sprain 2mnths ago but the lateral side of my knee has hurt worse than my ankle. Knee buckles towards medial side.

I had a grade three lateral ankle sprain 2mnths ago but the lateral side of my knee has hurt worse than my ankle. Knee buckles towards medial side.

Knee ligament injury: There is a chance that you stretched out or tore your lateral collateral ligament of the knee especially if the pain is on the outside portion of your knee. If the pain is on the inner aspect of your knee you may have torn your meniscus Get examined by an orthopedic surgeon. Any "sprain " that has pain and symptoms more than 6-8 weeks warrants an exam. ...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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Ankle sprain 2 mnths ago.Applied ice for 3days. Started going about my daily tasks.Since then i pop my knees a lot and rigidness in ankle. What to do?

Ankle sprain 2 mnths ago.Applied ice for 3days. Started going about my daily tasks.Since then i pop my knees a lot and rigidness in ankle. What to do?

Physical therapy: Ankle injuries frequently result in longstanding muscle weakness, altered gait, and stiffness. Almost all ankle injuries do better after a 4-6 week course of physical therapy to work on motion, strength and coordination of the muscles around the ankle. ...Read more

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Knee and ankle pain caused by misalignment after ankle sprain 2 years ago. Is there a way to treat misalignment? Need surgery?

Knee and ankle pain caused by misalignment after ankle sprain 2 years ago. Is there  a way to treat misalignment? Need surgery?

Orthotics: changes in your walk after the injury might be the cause. Get an evaluation from your local podiatrist. Foot orthotics aimed at re-aligning your gait may help before resorting to surgery ...Read more

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1 wk s/p ankle sprain cont. Having stabbing, burning pain in ankle at end of fibula.Radiates up outside foot and knee, Ball like feeling under foot ?

1 wk s/p ankle sprain cont. Having  stabbing, burning pain in ankle at end of fibula.Radiates up outside foot and knee, Ball like feeling under foot ?

Something is amiss.: It sounds like you may have damaged more structures than what is typical of the average sprained ankle. You really should be evaluated for soft tissue rupture in the plantar foot and ankle. ...Read more

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Iv got ankle sprain 2weeks ago.Very much swelng, 2bruise but no pain.Doctor has put knee length cast on mi eg for 6weeks.Whn shod istrt walkg wd cast?

Confused...: This question is a great one for your md. Please realize he/she needs to address this specifically right away. If you haven't asked, overcome your hesitation and do so. If you have, you deserve to be told clearly and patiently what you need to know. Don't be shy to ask to have information repeated. It's ok! ...Read more

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Nov 7 acute calf DVT after ankle sprain on warfarin and physio now, can I wear 15-20 knee stockings & ride the bike? Inr 1.9 & 1.5 this week, target 2

Nov 7 acute calf DVT after ankle sprain on warfarin and physio now, can I wear 15-20 knee stockings & ride the bike? Inr 1.9 & 1.5 this week, target 2

Depends: Dvt is not a common complication after ankle sprain, so understanding your state of coagulability (i.e.- ability to clot) from your physician is important. Exercise is usually prohibited until inr is successful maintained after dvt. Please consult your physician. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...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