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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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Fell of jet ski. Now hard /pain to walk on leg in thigh upper and lower prior to a high ankle sprain. Ankle is sharp hit of pain on off. Help?

Fell of jet ski. Now hard /pain to walk on leg in thigh upper and lower prior to a high ankle sprain. Ankle is sharp hit of pain on off. Help?

Needs to be checked : You could have a sprain/ contusion of the thigh which generally improves with rest and time and hot pack may be helpful as well If it continues you will need CRays to make sure you do not have hairline crack on your bones or other serious injury Get it checked by your doctor he may recommend dom physical therapy also ...Read more

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Grde 3 high ankle sprain on my L side in Jan'17. 4 mos later L knee pops all the time (never used to). Rubbery sensation underneath kneecap. Normal?

Grde 3 high ankle sprain on my L side in Jan'17. 4 mos later L knee pops all the time (never used to). Rubbery sensation underneath kneecap. Normal?

No: Not normal. It is possible that in the same injury in which you injured your ankle, perhaps you also injured your knee. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...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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My whole body aches all the time. But my back, left knee, and right ankle are the worst. Had ankle sprain 4 months ago. What could i have?

My whole body aches all the time. But my back, left knee, and right ankle are the worst. Had ankle sprain 4 months ago. What could i have?

Arthritis: If you are having joint and muscle pain multiple areas could be early signs of arthritis. See your doctor for examination and testing. Have an anti ccp blood test to check for ra. ...Read more

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I have a 3rd degree ankle sprain and torn in half ligament in my ankle. Now today my whole leg knee to foot swollen huge and hurts? Should I worry?

I have a 3rd degree ankle sprain and torn in half ligament in my ankle. Now today my whole leg knee to foot swollen huge and hurts? Should I worry?

Yes: Yes you should worry. If you haven't gotten and MRI you should consider this right away. You don't want to live the rest of you live with a weak ankle that could have been fixed. Let's see exactly what is wrong. ...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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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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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

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I sprained my ankle in july and i still have pain & popping at the base of my 5th metatarsal. Hurts after resting and pain goes away with walking. I got a xray and no broken bones. What's wrong?

I sprained my ankle in july and i still have pain & popping at the base of my 5th metatarsal. Hurts after resting and pain goes away with walking. I got a xray and no broken bones. What's wrong?

See your doctor: Enough time has passed for routine injuries in that area to have healed. There may be an underlying problem, or you may simply have some scar tissue that may need physical therapy. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle on the leg that has lymphedema, it's been a year and still not healed. Right side of foot bothers me when I walk. Will it ever heal?

Sprained ankle on the leg that has lymphedema, it's been a year and still not healed.  Right side of foot bothers me when I walk.  Will it ever heal?

Ankle Sprain Healing: Statistically, 10% of all ankle sprains have some residual problem after one year. This can be muscle weakness, ligament instability, missed bone injuries, stiffness, etc. Most of these problems are minor, but not if you are getting some disability. Have it checked out by a podiatrist or orthopedist. Hopefully, the cure is quite simple. Dr rich blake. ...Read more

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Hi! I just recently sprained my ankle while running about 12 days ago... I am able to walk on it while limping and I still have very bad brusing and swelling. The brusing comes all the way up my leg. I'm a nurse and need to go back to work. I'm also a run

Hi! I just recently sprained my ankle while running about 12 days ago... I am able to walk on it while limping and I still have very bad brusing and swelling. The brusing comes all the way up my leg. I'm a nurse and need to go back to work. I'm also a run

Not Good.: If you were attending to the ankle in the RICE fashion as well as protecting it form unnecessary stress, your ankle would probably not be exhibiting the signs of an acutely sprained ankle after twelve days. The edema is consistent with an unstable ankle sprain and needs at least cam walker type immobilization, at least. If this was a self diagnosed sprain, you need to have a doctor examine it. ...Read more

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I have bad sprained ankle and Osteochondral defect in same ankle. Could this cause the leg to get swollen (from below the knee down to the ankle)?

I have bad sprained ankle and Osteochondral defect in same ankle. Could this cause the leg to get swollen (from below the knee down to the ankle)?

I would be concerned: For a clot in the leg and I don't think your symptom is consistent with your injury and advise you to have it checked out ASAP, always better safe then sorry. ...Read more

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I crashed longboarding and I sprained my ankle. From my knee down my leg swelled up most of the swelling went don't but there is still a hard bump?

I crashed longboarding and I sprained my ankle. From my knee down my leg swelled up most of the swelling went don't but there is still a hard bump?

Suggest: You get an x-ray to rule out fracture and possible MRI to see how much soft tissue damage was done to ligaments. The hard bump you mention is a concern as well. Get it checked asap. ...Read more

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Hi. Sprained my ankle two months ago. Started running and today I woke up with extreme pain in the same ankle. Pain shoots up to knee when weight bear?

Hi. Sprained my ankle two months ago. Started running and today I woke up with extreme pain in the same ankle. Pain shoots up to knee when weight bear?

Hold Everything.: You need to stop running immediately and have your ankle reexamined. Not doing so puts you at risk for further damage. The shooting pain could very well indicate nerve involvement. There is a possibility that the initial injury was under diagnosed. ...Read more

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I have a discomfort and pain in my left knee and ankle. I haveflat feet and i also sprained my ankle before. What should ido?

I have a discomfort and pain in my left knee and ankle. I haveflat feet and i also sprained my ankle before. What should ido?

Maybe Orthotics.: It sounds like you may have a biomechanical instability in your feet that is passing problems "up the kinetic chain." custom-made prescription orthotics, made by a certified lab, under the recommendations of a podiatrist can help tremendously! ...Read more

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Clicking noise in knee after sprained ankle. What is it?

Clicking noise in knee after sprained ankle. What is it?

Sprain: Because of torque forces that caused the ankle sprain, those same forces can translate to the knee and damage either the collateral ligaments or the meniscus surfaces. Your sports podiatrist or an orthopedist should be consulted. ...Read more

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Sprained my ankle late August, it's fine now but it "pops" when I sit in the butterfly position (feet together knees out). No pain just feels weird.?

Sprained my ankle late August, it's fine now but it "pops" when I sit in the butterfly position (feet together knees out). No pain just feels weird.?

Healing occurs with: Scar tissue and initially its fairly thick and over 5-6 months its gets smaller and mature. So popping can be due to that and I am hopeful it would settle down, and should disappear in another 3 months or so.
Good Luck. ...Read more

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When I squat I feel unstable in my sprained ankle from the years ago. I think this affects my opposite knee and there is pain in it. Knee can't handle?

When I squat I feel unstable in my sprained ankle from the years ago. I think this affects my opposite knee and there is pain in it. Knee can't handle?

Need therapy: Small amounts of weakness in ankles or other joints can throw off all of your body mechanics. I would start off with an ankle strengthening program of therapy. You will also need an evaluation by a foot and ankle specialist (orthopedic) to make sure there is nothing structurally wrong. ...Read more

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Can knock knees and flat feet cause you to fall over more often? Sprained my ankle and trip up quite a bit.

Can knock knees and flat feet cause you to fall over more often? Sprained my ankle and trip up quite a bit.

Yes: Having knock knees or flat feet can cause you to be more likely to fall and/or sprain an ankle. If you have both, your risk is much getter. An ASO (ankle stabilizing orthosis), a brace that can be worn comfortably between a sock and shoe, not only is very helpful in healing a strained ankle, but can also be worn continuously to prevent future ankle injuries. It should be laced very tightly. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle playing basketball 2 days ago. Swelling in foot ankle and all the up too halfway to my knee. Is it broken or sprained or a torn lig?

Any of the above: Any of the above could be present, if it was broken pain would be moreso and not get better, sprain would be slightly better in 2 days and probably same with torn lig.
Should see your doc, & on examination it would be obvious what is the cause, in most cases. A xray would confirm a fracture.
Keeping foot elevated, its normal to see swelling and bruising to extend upwards towards knee. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 5/2 felt something snap the other day pain unbearable non weight bearing xray normal pain moving up the leg to just under the knee

More eval/testing: With that type of pain, you will benefit from a very detailed exam to uncover the cause of your symptoms. It's difficult to advise you of the potential problem with this very brief description. If x-rays are normal and the diagnosis is in doubt, then an MRI is often the next best test. For now, it sounds like crutches while upright, rest, ice and elevation would be wise before seeing a physician. ...Read more

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What could I do about overpronation of right ankle from unhealed sprained ankle injury and normal pronation of left foot. Left knee clicks a lot?

What could I do about overpronation of right ankle from unhealed sprained ankle injury and normal pronation of left foot. Left knee clicks a lot?

Orthotics or brace: It is important that how your foot comes in contact with the ground that the weight is distributed evenly and not creating imbalance in the joints above, including the ankle. Consider the use of an orthotic and/or ankle brace that keeps the back of the foot (rearfoot bones) aligned and in a more efficient biomechanical position. Visit the podiatrist for a complete evaluation and assessment. ...Read more

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I received a cortisone shot 4 days ago in my nervE sprained my ankle and he said tarsal tunnel is it normal to have my foot up to my knee to be cold?

I received a cortisone shot 4 days ago in my nervE sprained my ankle and he said tarsal tunnel is it normal to have my foot up to my knee to be cold?

Can you specify: Where you received the cortisone shot?.....was that given by the ankle? In the region of the tarsal tunnel?
The coldness you are feeling up to your knee may be neuropathy caused by a radiculopathy.
I would suggest an Emg/NCV study to rule out a "double crush syndrome" it's possible you have both a tarsal tunnel and a radiculopathy. I don't think your coldness is related to shot. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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