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Can meloxicam relieve pain from a sprained ankle?

Can meloxicam relieve pain from a sprained ankle?

No: Anything is possible but this is a stretch. It has no analgesic properties. ...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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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 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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What could happen if I leave an ankle sprain untreated?

What could happen if I leave an ankle sprain untreated?

Bad idea: First need to determine if the ankle ligament (s) are just sprained or torn (ruptured). If not properly treated, can lead to long term instability of the ankle and recurrent injury. Can possibly even lead to chronic type arthritis and degeneration of the joint and stiffness. ...Read more

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What's first-degree ankle sprain?

What's first-degree ankle sprain?

Mild sprain: Min. Imal pain, swelling and color changes. ...Read more

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What to do for an ankle sprain in high heels?

Evaluation: High heels add additional leverage to the injury, increasing the likelihood of a break. If you have a lot of swelling and bruising, get it checked. ...Read more

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What could happen if you don't immobilize an ankle sprain?

What could happen if you don't immobilize an ankle sprain?

Delayed healing: The tendons that are sprained may never heal and you may develop a chronic problem ...Read more

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Can a ankle sprain cause heel pain?

Yes: If you are compensating for the pain with weight bearing, then you can put more pressure on the heel and and have pain. You can also develop over use injuries such as plantar fascitis. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ankle sprain?

What is the treatment for ankle sprain?

Ankle Sprain: RICE
R - rest by limiting walking for the first few days
I - ice, apply crushed ice wrapped in cloth (e.g. a tea towel) for 20mins at a time every 2 hours for the first 2-3 days. This will help to reduce swelling.
C - compression bandaging, helps to support your ankle while walking but probably doesn't hasten recovery
E - elevate your leg on a chair/couch for as much of the day as possible ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for my ankle sprain?

How can I get treatment for my ankle sprain?

See a podiatrist: Or try r.I.C.E yourself which would be rest, ice, compression (with an ace bandage or ankle brace) and elevation. (typically elevation implies above your hear level.). ...Read more

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When to return to play after an ankle sprain.?

When to return to play after an ankle sprain.?

Progressive return: Once your pain & swelling is under control, you regain full range of motion & strength... You can use a home exercise program in many cases (band exercises, stretching, and balance) to help with the early stages of recovery, but as you return to sport (w/ brace) you should make sure you are able to perform the basics, before you try to fully practice/ play. If pain persists see md & have an x-ray. ...Read more

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Remedy for severe ankle sprain and inflamation?

See specialist: You will get evalaution and treatment needed, in meantime, stay off it, try ice and advil (ibuprofen) if not contraindicated. Compressive bandageor taping. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment do you need for a high ankle sprain?

High ankle sprains: Need an xray and an MRI to really determine treatment

high ankle sprains are serious injuries that can lead to ankle instability

anything from a camwalker to surgery may be indicated

consult a specialist. ...Read more

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I have an ankle sprain that hasn't healed. Can motrin help?

See orthopedist: If you have an ankle sprain that has been painful for several weeks and is not improving I would recommend seeing an orthopedist. An evaluation and appropriate tests will help determine if there is internal damage that may require physical therapy or other forms of treatment. ...Read more

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Do you think I should go to hospital with grade 1 ankle sprain?

Do you think I should go to hospital with grade 1 ankle sprain?

Usually not needed: Ice, elevation, compression and rest should be sufficient treatment for mild sprains. ...Read more

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Ankle sprain on the outer bump (lateral malleolus), what to do?

RiCE: Rest, Ice 10-15 minutes on the site/5 off, elevate, ace wrap the ankle in the figure 8 fashion. If the sprain was severe I suggest seeing a Podiatrist to get an X-ray, to make sure there is no fracture. ...Read more

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I have a third degree ankle sprain and I can't move my toes. Normal?

I have a third degree ankle sprain and I can't move my toes. Normal?

No: No this is not normal. You need to see a podiatrist or orthopedist and get your ankle treated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post mild ankle sprain, pain only when running?

See below: Running is and intense act with high impact to an already injured area. I would brace the ankle and use ice and compression after the run. You may want to curtail the time or distance of your run for now to allow the ankle to heal. ...Read more

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How can I distinguish between a torn ligament and a bad ankle sprain?

How can I distinguish between a torn ligament and a bad ankle sprain?

Can be the same...: HI! An ankle sprain can be a varying degree of tendon or ligament damage. Usually, if a ligament is badly injured / damaged there will / can be excessive ' loosenes' of the affected joint or exceesive motion between the two bones the ligament joins. This should be easily determined in most cases by a competent exam including various stress and range of motion testing ie: ankle anterior draw test. ...Read more

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Could it be okay for me to return to playing basketball after my ankle sprain?

Could it be okay for me to return to playing basketball after my ankle sprain?

May be uncomfortable: By doing so you will more than likely cause more harm. Give it some time to heal. ...Read more

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What are the most effective proprioception exercises for a deltoid ankle sprain?

What are the most effective proprioception exercises for a deltoid ankle sprain?

BAPS board: The baps board or balance board, or wobble board is the absolute best exercise for rebuilding and strengthening the ankle. You can start barefoot, progress to single leg standing on a pillow, then finally the wobble board as you get stronger. ...Read more

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What are the most effective strength training exercises after a deltoid ankle sprain?

What are the most effective strength training exercises after a deltoid ankle sprain?

Balance board!!: After recovery from an ankle sprain, whether deltoid or lateral ligaments, the most effective exercise I have found for my patients is the use of a balance board. They are cheap and effective in improving strength of the muscles/tendons around the ankle and improving proprioception. Always consult your physical therapist and foot/ankle specialist before new activities/exercises. Good luck! ...Read more

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What was the "pop" sound when I rolled my ankle? Inversion ankle sprain if that helps

What was the "pop" sound when I rolled my ankle? Inversion ankle sprain if that helps

Rip in ligament: But most of the time it heal;s well on it's own, just wear ankle support, for swelling elevate foot above heart, ice pask over sock helps. Often a pop is heard when ankle sprain happens ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my ankle sprain is 3 years old and not healing what should I do?

Should I be concerned if my ankle sprain is 3 years old and not healing what should I do?

Yes concern: It may be time to get another opinion to see what the problem really is. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's safe for me to return to playing basketball after my ankle sprain?

Can you explain if it's safe for me to return to playing basketball after my ankle sprain?

Yes: After recovering fully from an ankle sprain, it would be safe to return to basketball. This can be anywhere from 2-6 weeks time, depending on the severity of the sprain. Also, it would be advisable to gradually introduce yourself back into basketball by following a rehabilitation program curtailed towards your level of competition and conditioning. ...Read more

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Please, can you describe the primary causes of an ankle sprain and how can they be prevented?

Cavovarus feet: High arched feet with heels that tend to be tilted medially (varus heel with cavus foot) puts the foot in a position that makes it much easier to roll the ankle inward on the lateral side, which is the most common form of ankle sprain/ they make cvus foot orthotics which may help but some people need surg to re align the heel which can be very helpful/ also high heel are a risk. ...Read more

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How can I tell what grade my ankle sprain is and what are the recovery period for each grade?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What kind of ankle sprain would coincide with loud popping and severe pain that feels like being stabbed?

A significant one: The "popping" is the tearing of ligaments (hopefully not bone) keep in mind if it is only a sprain, the torn ligaments are attached to bone. Sometimes a sprain of the ankle can entail an avulsion fracture (ligament taking a piece of bone with it) x-rays should be taken with such an injury. If any part of the foot is sore, this should also be x-rayed. Rice-rest, ice, compression, elevation. ...Read more

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If I had a high ankle sprain and a torn tendon 4 months ago and it still hurts, what should I do to alleviate the pain?

If I had a high ankle sprain and a torn tendon 4 months ago and it still hurts, what should I do to alleviate the pain?

Have it evaluated.: It is common for one to experience pain for several months following an ankle injury. An MRI may be of benefit in diagnosing your pathology. ...Read more

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In PT for bad ankle sprain, but just badly reinjured getting back to cheer (with a good brace). If PT isn't helping, what's next?

In PT for bad ankle sprain, but just badly reinjured getting back to cheer (with a good brace). If PT isn't helping, what's next?

Don't quit PT: Physical therapy will help improve your proprioception so as to improve your ability to prevent future ankle sprains. Even the best brace can't prevent all injuries. I understand you are eager to return to cheer, but patience will be your best friend. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a moderate ankle sprain to recover? I have had a history of foot and ankle problems over the past 20 years.

4-6 weeks: Recovery times vary from person to person but 4-6 weeks is average. It is very important to rest and immobilize your ankle at first for proper recovery and ligament healing. I recommend you see a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What symtoms should I have with high ankle sprain grade 2 with crutches full weight bearing for 3 weeks, on week 8 and a half since injury?

What symtoms should I have with high ankle sprain grade 2 with crutches full weight bearing for 3 weeks, on week 8 and a half since injury?

Hopefully little: What exactly is crutches full weight bearing? Crutches usually implies non weight bearing....Sprains can take time to heal, I would recommend you wearing an ankle brace when you are weight bearing. ...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