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My Sprained Ankle Is 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
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
Ankle sprain: To heal a sprained ankle, it depends on the severity of the sprain. If it's 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
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
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 signs. This type injury requires an examination and often an x-ray to determine the proper treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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