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Should I take my daughter to her regular doctor or to the sports medicine clinic for her sprained ankle?

Should I take my daughter to her regular doctor or to the sports medicine clinic for her sprained ankle?

Ankle Sprain: A well trained foot and ankle specialist can assist you with this. This can be a podiatric physician or a foot and ankle orthopedist. Look for board certified status and the recommendation of a family member or friend or your pcp. ...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 is a high ankle sprain?

What is a high ankle sprain?

Involves the t-f lig: The ligaments that attached to the front ; back of the tibia; ; fibula that keep them from spreading causing a widening of the ankle mortise. Grade 1= moest minor ; grade 3 is a complete tear ; is often surgical. Isurgical. In the illustration they r the ant inf ; post inf t/f ligaments. ...Read more

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What is a medial ankle sprain?

What is a medial ankle sprain?

Location of injury: A medial ankle injury is a soft tissue injury to the inner side of the ankle corresponding to the same side as that of the big toe. ...Read more

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What is a grade 4 ankle sprain?

What is a grade 4 ankle sprain?

Severe sprain: With tearing of multiple ankle ligaments. Possible tendon rupture, possible avulsion fracture, with associated severe pain, swelling and limitation of motion. Often associated with large hematoma formation. ...Read more

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What to do to heal a ankle sprain?

What to do to heal a ankle sprain?

R.I.C.E.: Rest the ankle, ice the ankle, compress the ankle (with ace bandage), elevate the ankle above the level of your heart. But see a doctor first to make sure u don't have an avulsion fracture or compromise of the blood flow. ...Read more

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How is a high ankle sprain treated?

How is a high ankle sprain treated?

5 stages of treatment: High ankle sprains are much less common but are more disabling than your traditional lower ankle sprain
Treatment is carried out in stages
1 - Injury Protection: Pain Relief & Anti-inflammatory
2: Regain Full Range of Motion
3: Restore Muscle Strength
4: Normalise Foot Biomechanics
5: Restore High Speed, Power, and Agility
http://physioworks. Com. Au/injuries-conditions-1/high-ankle-sprain ...Read more

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What is a second-grade ankle sprain?

3 grades: 1=mild, , no ligament disruption. 2=some disruption but not complete ; needs orthopedic care, cast or boot. 3= bad, , complete disruption, may need surgical attention. ...Read more

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What makes an ankle sprain fast better?

What makes an ankle sprain fast better?

Ankle Sprain: As soon as possible after an injury, such as a knee or ankle sprain, you can relieve pain and swelling and promote healing and flexibility with RICE-Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.

http://www. Webmd. Com/first-aid/tc/rest-ice-compression-and-elevation-rice-topic-overview ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an ankle sprain?

What sort of problem is an ankle sprain?

Sprain: See the note about ankle fracture. Most sprains are stretching of the ligaments, the tendons are elastic so they can move a little without breaking, but many of the tendon fibers may tear or stretch unrepairably, so that a permanent injury is found that can lead to degeneration of the cartilage and degenerative arthritis. ...Read more

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Recovery time for Eversion ankle sprain?

Recovery time for Eversion ankle sprain?

Varies, but about wk: Different levels of sprains. In some the tendons are TORN off (takes weeks in this case; clue: major bruising and area is LOOSE).
Mostly rest, some support (stirrup brace) anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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How much time will my ankle sprain last?

How much time will my ankle sprain last?

It depends: Depending on the severity, recovery from an ankle sprain can range from 2-8 weeks. Minor sprains heal quickly. Major sprains, such as high ankle sprains, can persist and need immobilization in either a boot or a cast. I recommend you see an ankle specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Which is worse: an ankle sprain or break?

Which is worse: an ankle sprain or break?

It depends...: Some sprains are severe, involve multiple ligaments and create joint instability, possibly requiring surgery. Some are very mild and only involve rest. The same variability occurs with fractures. Some fractures are unstable and require hardware fixation. Some fractures only require brief immobilization. The key is an accurate diagnosis, very specific treatment advice and often rehabilitation. ...Read more

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How would you treat a grade 1 ankle sprain?

How would you treat a grade 1 ankle sprain?

T L C: We treat it with with removable cam boat which you could with and remove it when you want for three weeks.Motrin ...Read more

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Is it good to use crutches for ankle sprain?

Is it good to use crutches for ankle sprain?

Sure: As long as the foot that is sprained is the one in the air..... :-). ...Read more

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What can happen to an untreated ankle sprain?

What can happen to an untreated ankle sprain?

Loose ankle: By not seeking medical attention, multiple ankle sprains can lead to loose ligaments. This will be an unsteady joint that will lead to arthritis and tendon issues. Always get evaluated to determine level of injury and a proper protocol for healing and physical therapy. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat an ankle sprain?

What is the best way to treat an ankle sprain?

"RICE" therapy: Rest, ice, compression. Elevation, particulrly in the first 48 hours. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from a high ankle sprain?

How can I get relief from a high ankle sprain?

High ankle sprain: The high ankle sprain involves the anterior/inferior tibial/fibular ligament and may involve the interosseous membrane between the tibia and fibula. Caused by the wedge-like shape of the talus in the ankle mortise with the rotational moment of the injury, you can stretch, sprain or tear these structures, leaving the ankle unstable during gait. The only definitive evaluation is an MRI. ...Read more

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After one ankle sprain, is it easy to get more?

After one ankle sprain, is it easy to get more?

Yes.: Every time you sprain your ankle, you stretch out the soft tissues that help hold the ankle together, so it becomes prone to repeated sprains. The way to prevent that from happening, is to strengthen the ankle up, after a sprain. ...Read more

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What is a good way to deal with an ankle sprain?

What is a good way to deal with an ankle sprain?

Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. Once improved, mobilization and physical therapy can help restore strength and function. Healing times may vary. ...Read more

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What exercises should I do with an ankle sprain?

What exercises should I do with an ankle sprain?

Off weight bearing: You can run your feet hrough range of motion making figure eight's or spelling out the alphabet. You should also do peroneal tendon strengthening excercises. ...Read more

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How do you know what grade ankle sprain you have?

How do you know what grade ankle sprain you have?

Based on ankle exam: The degree of ankle sprain is classically based upon the degree of laxity and the area of focal tenderness upon physical examination. Laxity is derived by performing an anterior drawer test and a lateral tilt test to the ankle looking for tenderness to palpation and pain over the anterior talofibular ligament calcaneofibular ligament. A grade 1 sprain is injury but no rupture to the ligaments. ...Read more

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What to do for ankle sprain and turned out ankle?

What to do for ankle sprain and turned out ankle?

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 can I tell if I have an ankle sprain or break?

How can I tell if I have an ankle sprain or break?

X-rays are standard: To determine if there is a fracture. While some fracture lines can be hard to detect, most times if the x-ray taken after an injury is clear, it will be considered a sprain of the ligaments--especially if the ligaments are painful to the touch. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a high ankle sprain?

RICE: Rest, ice, compressiion, immobilization. See a podiatrist. You may need more extensive treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a faster way to heal from an ankle sprain?

Is there a faster way to heal from an ankle sprain?

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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I've had an ankle sprain for many days. What to do?

RICE: Rest,
ice,
compress,
elevate
see a podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to heal an ankle sprain at home?

What is the best way to heal an ankle sprain at home?

RICE: Rest, ice. Elevation, compression bamdage. Good for simple sprains. For more severe sprains or if symptoms do not resolve, get medical attention. ...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


Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

An injury that occurs when the ankle rolls, twists, or turns ...Read more