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Meloxicam For Ankle Sprain
-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
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
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
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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
Delayed healing: The tendons that are sprained may never heal and you may develop a chronic problem ...Read more
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
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
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
No: No this is not normal. You need to see a podiatrist or orthopedist and get your ankle treated. ...Read more
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
May be uncomfortable: By doing so you will more than likely cause more harm. Give it some time to heal. ...Read more
See a Dr.: For the injury you describe you need professional treatment. ...Read more
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
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
Yes concern: It may be time to get another opinion to see what the problem really is. ...Read more
No: Return to your doctor for further treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
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?
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
Is it possible that your ankle can be 4 inches above the socket and have a high ankle sprain can walk how long will that take to heal?
Ankle and shin hurts after getting up from a laying down position for a few seconds. I had an ankle sprain 11 days ago. Is this normal?
Not unusual: You may still be having discomfort from the injury. ...Read more
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
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