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Is it normal for my sprained ankle to be itching?

Is it normal for my sprained ankle to be itching?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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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


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What makes a sprained ankle better?

What makes a sprained ankle better?

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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How should I treat my sprained ankle?

How should I treat my sprained ankle?

R.I.C.E: Rest Ice Compression Elevation If there is ongoing pain on weight bearing after 3 days of above treatment, it is prudent to see a Doctor to organise X Rays. http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/tc/ankle-sprain-treatment-overview ...Read more

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What are some signs of a sprained ankle?

What are some signs of a sprained ankle?

Several: Pain, swelling, discoloration, difficulty in walking or standing. ...Read more

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How do I properly wrap a sprained ankle?

How do I properly wrap a sprained ankle?

OTC ankle brace best: An over-the-counter ankle support brace (choice of elastic, lace-up, or combined) may be a better option unless you have access to a team trainer versed in the skill of taping ankles. ...Read more

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What are twisted/sprained ankle symptoms?

What are twisted/sprained ankle symptoms?

Pain, swelling: As well as limited range of motion or ability to bear weight/walk. Could also be symptoms of fracture, infection or a type of arthritis. ...Read more

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What do I do for a sprained ankle if a runner?

What do I do for a sprained ankle if a runner?

R.i.c.e.: Rest, ice, compression with ace bandage or ankle brace, and elevation. Antiinflammatories can be helpful as well. ...Read more

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When should you have a sprained ankle rechecked?

When should you have a sprained ankle rechecked?

Depends: It can depend on how severe the sprain. I may see a serious ankle sprain back in the office in one week to monitor swelling, whereas a less severe ankle sprain I may not see back for 4 weeks. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a broken or sprained ankle?

Ankle injury: Pain especially increasing with weight bearing, swelling of the ankle, bruising of the skin, loss of function, decreased range of motion are some of the signs. This type injury requires an examination and often an x-ray to determine the proper treatment. ...Read more

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What are all symptoms for a sprained ankle please?

What are all symptoms for a sprained ankle please?

Sprain: All the symptoms would require more space than is available. Swelling , pain , bruising, usually point tenderness, pain with range of motion, difficulty walking , are just some of them . See your podiatrist for help ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to heal a sprained ankle?

What is the quickest way to heal a sprained ankle?

Ankle sprain: Try resting it (for 1-2 weeks), icing, compressing wraps or bracing, and elevating your rolled ankle. Take otc antiinflammatory drugs like advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin as directed by the manufacturer to help. If clicking or feeling of ripping or instability, get it checked out by a doctor (podiatrist). Hope this was helpful! ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to cure a sprained ankle?

What is the quickest way to cure a sprained ankle?

JUST A SPRAIN?: Are you positive it's a sprain, and not broken? An ankle sprain is best treated with compression, immobilization, and off weight bearing w/ crutches. 40% of TREATED ankle sprains have lingering problems. Sincerely, Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Is there a good way for me to tape my sprained ankle?

Is there a good way for me to tape my sprained ankle?

Athletic tape: Use athletic tape and apply a figure 8 motion around ankle and heel and arch. I'd recommend an otc brace, ice, rest, and antiinflammatory medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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I twisted my alredy sprained ankle? What should I do?

I twisted my alredy sprained ankle? What should I do?

Physiotherapy: An ankle sprain usually results in disruption and weakening of your ankle ligaments. If it is not cared for well in the first instance, the weakened ligaments become prone to further sprains. You need to see a Physiotherapist who can help strengthen the ankle structures. You also need to look at the activities that are causing the sprain. Are you wearing correct footwear ? Are you warming up ? ...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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Can I walk on a sprained ankle?

Can I walk on a sprained ankle?

Yes if NO fracture: Ankle sprains are one of the most common extremity injuries. Most mild sprains are effectively treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Walking is allowed and recommended as soon as it is tolerated. Splinting or bracing can be useful to speed up recovery and the ability to walk with more significant ankle sprains. ...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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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...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