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Will it hurt to wait on consult for severe ankle sprain? Can walk on it. Just swollen with burning pain at rest around ankle band & w lateral movement

Will it hurt to wait on consult for severe ankle sprain? Can walk on it. Just swollen with burning pain at rest around ankle band & w lateral movement

I wouldn't wait BUT: Perhaps, one advantage to waiting on an ankle sprain to see anybody (such as X-ray) would be to give swelling a chance to be under control. So you could be doing typical R.I.C.E. maneuvers of ice, elevate, & compress ankle & this is therapeutic. You should NOT be walking on it....even if you "can" until seen by a doctor....unless living in the bush and even then, I'd get the tribal doc to clear. ...Read more

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I Have Aches In My Ankles & It Hurts. Sometimes I Put On A Ace Band.?

I Have Aches In My Ankles & It Hurts. Sometimes I Put On A Ace Band.?

Yes: That may certainly give you some relief but you will be better served to find out what's causing your ankle aches and pains. ...Read more

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For the last three days I have been getting the sensation of having a rubber band around my upper ankle. Feeling only lasts for a few seconds. No Pai?

For the last three days I have been getting the sensation of having a rubber band around my upper ankle. Feeling only lasts for a few seconds. No Pai?

Need more specifics: Please provide more history. When does this occur? What were you doing when you first noticed this pain? Is it constant, or intermittent? What makes it better or worse? Any other conditions or illnesses you are being treated for? ...Read more

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Went to school with the ACE band and no crutches I looked at my ankle and its all swollen. Is this bad?

Went to school with the ACE band and no crutches I looked at my ankle and its all swollen. Is this bad?

Nice try. ..........: What ever the ace is doing, it' simply not enough. The swelling indicated that the ankle injury is to unstable to sustain normal weight bearing. You are destined to use crutches or a b/k cam walking boot. By the way, has the ankle been evaluated for the obvious problem. ...Read more

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I have brown patches on both ankles, like a one inch band from ankle circle front to ankle circle. I also have a patch on my right pointer finger?

I have brown patches on both ankles, like a one inch band from ankle circle front to ankle circle. I also have a patch on my right pointer finger?

Need more info: It's hard to diagnose dermatologic problems without seeing them. Also knowing your age is important. Please see your family physician who can help solve this problem. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with trochanteric bursitis, iliotibital band syndrome after a work accident. I was wondering what I can do 4 the pain in my ankle area?

I was diagnosed with trochanteric bursitis, iliotibital band syndrome after a work accident. I was wondering what I can do 4 the pain in my ankle area?

Impossible to say: Have the ankle evaluated and then you will know. The answer cannot be obtained without evaluation of the problem first. ...Read more

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I've bruised a muscle in my ankle and I would like to know if I will still be able to do marching band the day of and dancing for a few hours??

I've bruised a muscle in my ankle and I would like to know if I will still be able to do marching band the day of and dancing for a few hours??

Piper may get paid.: If the ankle bruise or sprain is severe enough and your subsequent activity is intense enough, then most likely you will be paying the piper for your decision to participate. If this is the case, be ready for it. Be sure to have ice, compression wrap and possible crutches at the ready, just in case you need them. ...Read more

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Shin feels like stretching rubber band when moving ankle. Hit with hard ball. Att tendinitis?

Shin feels like stretching rubber band when moving ankle. Hit with hard ball. Att tendinitis?

Not achilles.: Sounds like a good bruise from getting hit wiith the hardball. There is little tissue covering the tibia so not much protection there from injury. Ice followed by heat would be a good way of clearing this up. ...Read more

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15 wks post high grade injuries to ankle ligaments, one on top of ankle starting to feel like tight rubber band when dorsiflex, exercisemore tiring. Why?

15 wks post high grade injuries to ankle ligaments, one on top of ankle starting to feel like tight rubber band when dorsiflex, exercisemore tiring. Why?

Possibility: Difficult to give you proper answer not seeing the ankle. It possible scar formation. Please use the lubrication with exercise and check with doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have pain in a band on top of foot just below toes and numbness, swelling in two little toes after sprained ankle?

Is it normal to have pain in a band on top of foot just below toes and numbness, swelling in two little toes after sprained ankle?

YES: Depending upon the severity of the sprain, swelling can extend to the foot. My question to you-without seeing a doctor, how can you be sure it's "just a sprain." Most ankle sprains, I think, are undertreated resulting in lingering problems. ...Read more

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Drunk+Xanax used rubber bands around ankles and put 85+ push pins in bottom of feet 4 3hrs. Days later Feet tingle tearing feeling when bent numb toe?

Drunk+Xanax used rubber bands around ankles and put 85+ push pins in bottom of feet 4 3hrs. Days later Feet tingle tearing feeling when bent numb toe?

It sounds to me like: You are in a great deal of emotional turmoil. The combination of alcohol and xanax (alprazolam) can be lethal in some people, or equally bad, can lead to respiratory depression, decreased oxygen, and brain damage. I am not sure what the push pins are for, I am assuming this is some kind of similar behavior to cutting, and if so it is another cry for help. See your doctor and/or a mental health professional!!! ...Read more

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I do not have diabetes. I have a wide constricting band that goes from the top of my foot and wraps all the way around the arch. Tight to ankles/ toes?

I do not have diabetes. I have a wide constricting band that goes from the top of my foot and wraps all the way around the arch. Tight to ankles/ toes?

Band Aid.: From your description, you just feel a tightness as opposed to the skin being actually tight from edema. This sounds like a neuropathy or nerve entrapment limited to the foot area. Even possible low grade trauma (shoes) to the area. The best way to find out is to visit your Doctor for a referral to a neurologist. ...Read more

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I have a damaged it band in my left leg, how can this be repaired?

I have a damaged it band in my left leg, how can this be repaired?

ITB: The best approach to itb injury is physical therapy with it stretching, modalities and styrofoam rolling. It is very rare that surgery is needed. ...Read more

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I have a 2 inch cut on my lower leg that hasn't healed yet. After taking of my band aid there was a slimy substance on it. Should I be worried?

I have a 2 inch cut on my lower leg that hasn't healed yet. After taking of my band aid there was a slimy substance on it. Should I be worried?

Clean it: With soap and water and pat it dry. If it comes of and does not look infected that is good. Get se bacitracin at the store and put it on it. Leave it open to the sunlight if you can bandsidsnare very bad and should not be used. They don't let the skin breathe and that slimy stuff builds up. If you need to cover it use gauze and paper tape so it can still breathe the air. Use the bacitracin twice ...Read more

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I have tingling and numbness on my outside thigh for 3 weeks. Only on one leg. No pain. Can I have it band syndrome with no pain?

I have tingling and numbness on my outside thigh for 3 weeks. Only on one leg. No pain. Can I have it band syndrome with no pain?

Sounds like: Meralgia paresthetica. It is caused by local compression of a sensory nerve, usually by tight clothing. If this is your only symptom, it should improve with removal of tight clothing. ...Read more

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I get pain in the arch or my foot or feet after marching band. What might be the cause of it? Are there any precautionsthat I need to take?

I get pain in the arch or my foot or feet after marching band. What might be the cause of it? Are there any precautionsthat I need to take?

Plantar Fasciitis: This is probably plantar fasciitis. Make sure you are using good supportive shoes. Otc soft orthotics can help. The other treatments would be cortisone injections, taping of the arch, and achilles tendon stretching. Try to avoid going barefoot. Custom orthotics are also available. ...Read more