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Rolled Ankle Pain No Swelling
Rolled ankle during basketball - no ankle pain- but immediate pain around base of fifth metatarsal. No swelling/bruising but hurts to bear weight.
5th met base: The peroneal tendon attaches to the 5th met base area. In some severe ankle sprain cases the tendon can pull hard enough to fracture the bone- adulation fracture. Should have an X-ray performed on your foot to confirm if broken or not. Otherwise it's treated like an ankle sprain and you need a brace. Go see your local podiatrist or foot and ankle dr ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
Rolled ankle 1week ago been broken twice before, the swelling still bad, foot feels like its in bucket of ice and very numb?
Tarsal tunnel syndro: The swelling can squeeze nerves in your foot that go mostly to the forefoot and toes. Elevate it and use ice to reduce the swelling 9even tho it feels cold already. Use water ice for 20-30" at a time 3-4 times a day. Do check for a fracture. It can happen agin. You may have a torn ligament that allows this to reoccur. ...Read more
Rolled ankle Heard a crack Significant swelling (tennis ball) No bruising Can bear little weight Can't roll ankle Happened two weeks ago. What to do?
Ankle sprain 2 weeks: The ankle needs to be evaluated; x-rays are needed to check for any fractures. If there is still swelling, try to keep the ankle elevated and apply ice/cold on it for 20-30 minutes, a few times a day but an hour or so between the ice/cold applications. Treatment will depend on what is seen on the x-rays. ...Read more
Rolled ankle outward top of foot sore and toes neg swelling no bruise whole foot sore? What to watch for
I would just make: Sure to ice it and if there is tenderness while walking consider an elastic anklet ...Read more
Rolled ankle outwards, loud popping, cannot place any pressure on the top of foot, can walk on foot flat footed, turned red, swelling, no bruising, ?
See below: Need to see a podiatrist for evaluation and x-ray to make sure you have not created a fracture or torn ligament. ...Read more
Ankle pain on outer side of right. I was at MORP last night and when I was dancing I rolled sideways on it. Mild bruising and swelling. Pain when walk.
Many possibilities: Swelling may last a long time following a foot or ankle injury. An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. You may have a soft tissue injury if it is just a sprain and may have damaged the muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the area. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Can't tell: The amount of swelling may not be different. It often depends on the amount and type of injury ...Read more
Swelling will increa: -se due to dependency, sitting, as well as a limp does not contract the muscles that are needed to pump the blood & hence the fluid. If you have seen an orthopod and are sure that there is no major damage, use crutches or a cane so you don't limp as much, this and elevate the leg, ankle above the knee & knee above the hip when you can. These will help with the swelling. ...Read more
RICE: Yes. You should start with rice as a home treatment. After 48-72 hours you may switch to heat (instead of ice). As your pain starts to subside you may add stretching as tolerated, and massage. Once pain is gone, then gently return to activity as your strength and proprioception may need time to recovery after the injury, and you don't want to further injure yourself by going "all out" too fast. ...Read more
Varies: It depends on how much damage was done and the degree of swelling. The more you elevate the quicker it will resolve. Could take days to weeks. ...Read more
Depends: For ankle sprains, I always tell my patients that the swelling is the last thing to go. In fact, there are patients who develop chronic swelling which never goes away after a sprain - and these may be patients who are completely functional, playing sports, working full time, etc. Having said that, it's always wise to get it checked out by your doctor if the swelling persists. ...Read more
Is it useful to ice an ankle sprain to reduce swelling, after 2 months since it happened (it isn't healed completely)?
Ankle sprains: Nope. Ice is for the acute period right after an injury to limit swelling and thus pain. It would have no therapeutic effect this far after an injury. ...Read more
Does a ACE wrap for an ankle sprain actually help? It doesn't seem to change the swelling much. What's bad about swelling? Does swelling cause damage?
Yes: An ace wrap can help reduce dependent swelling after an injury. You must also rest, and ice and elevate the foot above heart and head x 30 minutes 4 x/day, until the swelling is gone. If swelling persists, no damage is done, except that you will probably continue to hurt and likely will get stiff in the ankle. Controlling swelling allows for quicker, pain free recovery. ...Read more
After an acute ankle sprain the rule is price. Protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation. This will help to reduce the swelling, but you have to be proactive and consistent.
Stay off the ankle, and reduce activity which causes the ligaments to 'stretch' out. You want to protect the structures, and keep the ice on through the first week. Physical therapy can help a great deal as well. ...Read more
Continue to have fluid and swelling on top and right side of ankle with use after a high ankle sprain in December. Saw a doc. And now in PT. Is this n?
High ankle sprain: Great question! The answer is yes, it is normal. High ankle sprains can be painful for up to 6 months and swell for up to one year. ...Read more
My daughter has a grade 2 ankle sprain that she did Tuesday. Is it normal that she has new swelling in her foot?
Yes: Ankle and foot swelling are normal with this injury ice and elevate ...Read more
Simple fib fx and ankle sprain 7 weeks ago. Still have a lot of swelling and injury site is completely numb. Normal?
Fracture pain: At 7 wks s/p ankle fracture and sprain, continued swelling and numbness is typical. There can be swelling on and off for months and in some cases, up to a year. Neuropraxia is common after traumatic injuries or surgery. Sensations start to return within a couple of months. If you are still concerned check with your doctor about ways to reduce swelling. ...Read more
Had a very severe ankle sprain 6 wks ago with massive swelling. Still very swollen, have start up pain, and crepitus when moving it. What is this?
Expected swelling: It is common to have residual ankle swelling after a severe sprain. Ligament injury can take many weeks to fully heal and may result in residual ankle instability. Formal physical therapy, supportive shoe wear, compression hose and elevation of the ankle at the end of the day are helpful. Rarely ligament reconstruction is necessary if persistent sprains occur and nonoperative measures fail. ...Read more
Mild ankle sprain 10 days ago, I have fully mobility and no swelling but my ankle still hurts when toes pointed down and standing on tippy toes? Why?
Have it evaluated.: Pain may last a long time following a foot or ankle injury. An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. You may have a soft tissue injury if it is just a sprain and may have damaged the muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the area. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Wearing the inflatable stirrup ankle brace for ankle sprain. Have more swelling on ankle after wearing for hours when compared with not wear. Normal?
Had inversion ankle sprain 3 1/2 weeks ago. The swelling is now gone and I can put weight on it. Is kt tape or regular tape best for return to soccer?
OTC Ankle brace: You're better off using an otc brace or splint that trying to tape yourself up at home. It's not as easy as the professional trainers make it look. You could also just see a podiatrist - many of us stock simple braces for simple sprains. These will protect the ligaments of the ankle - that's what they are designed for. ...Read more
Is it possible for a 4 month old ankle sprain to need surgery. At the 3 week point had an X-ray but only showed lateral swelling. Still hurts and pops?
Have it evaluated: Possible cause of your pain may include sprain, bursitis, fracture, contusion, neuritis, but of course there are a multitude of other possibilities. Get the feet inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. Popping may be due to instability of the joint or bordering soft tissues. ...Read more
20 years ago bad ankle sprain. Today swelling on outside tissue only. Can hardly walk on it. Any advice? Ace wrap to bed? Ice? Buy a brace maybe?
16 week post low fib fx and ankle sprain. Was running and felt sudden sharp pain. Now have swelling and extreme pain to touch. Could be reinjury?
Yes: Yes, could be reinjury or a new injury. Probably should go see your doc to have it evaluated. ...Read more