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Spontaneous lisfranc sprain/tear level 3. Non w.b 3 wks/boot to date+appt w ortho in few days. Pos result of previous knee injury? No recent trauma.

Spontaneous lisfranc sprain/tear level 3. Non w.b 3 wks/boot to date+appt w ortho in few days. Pos result of previous knee injury? No recent trauma.

A Lisfranc injury=..: ...a severe injury, seen in MVA'S & contact sports. It does not happen spontaneously. Must B an old injury, thats has left the midfoot unstable. C a fellowship trained food & ankle orthopedic surgeon. Have it evaluated & follow his/her POC ( plan of care). ...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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What can I do for severe pain in my foot when i walk after lisfranc sprain treatment?

What can I do for severe pain in my foot when i walk after lisfranc sprain treatment?

See below: If you are having severe pain it is probably too soon for you to be walking on your foot. Talk to the doctor treating you. ...Read more

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5 months ago i fell. Original diagnosis sprain, then diagnosis stress fracture, now the dr thinks lisfranc is tight and gave cortisone shot. It still hurts. Help!

5 months ago i fell. Original diagnosis sprain, then diagnosis stress fracture, now the dr thinks lisfranc is tight and gave cortisone shot. It still hurts. Help!

Lisfranc: A lisfranc injury is not treated with a cortisone shot but surgical repair. I'd recommend seeing a doctor who knows what they are doing. A lisfranc injury needs to be repaired or your midfoot will suffer chronic pain. ...Read more

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How can I treat a sprained pinky?

How can I treat a sprained pinky?

The pinky blues: How to get rid of the "blues": ice 20 minutes on/20 minutes off during 1st week. After 1 week, heat or ice, whatever feels better. Arnica. Nsaids like Ibuprofen with food if your stomach's okay. Gentle stretching. If gets worse or not better in 2 weeks, see your doc. Hope your pinky's happy soon! ...Read more

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How can sprains be treated at home?

How can sprains be treated at home?

Ankle sprain: If you are sure by x-ray evaluation that there is no fracture, if it is recent- rest ice compression (brace or wrap) and elevation. Anti-inflammatory for pain. If very severe you better see a doctor. ...Read more

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My anke feels sprained for two weeks now. What could it be?

My anke feels sprained for two weeks now. What could it be?

Sprained Ankle: It could be a sprained ankle. It can easily take several months to recover even w/ pt from a sprained ankle. Hopefully yours is not that bad. I would recommend that you try to walk on it normally and avoid sports for now. A protective brace can allow early sports in some cases. Range of motion exercises with help speed up recovery. If this does not relieve your symptoms see your local podiatrist. ...Read more

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What cause ankle sprains?

What cause ankle sprains?

See below: Either direct trauma or over stretching of the tendons and ligaments. ...Read more

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How can a sprain be cured?

How can a sprain be cured?

R.I.C.E. and time: A sprain will heal given time. To alleviate symptoms in the acute period, r.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Oral anti-inflammatories may help with swelling/pain. Once the swelling has decreased, begin working on range of motion. Gently progress to strengthening and gradually return to activities as tolerated. ...Read more

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What is an incomplete sprain?

It probably: means that your ligament is stretched but not completely ruptured. Treatment depends largely upon the extent of 'incomplete' ness. Discuss with your orthopedic surgeon. ...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