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Rolled ankle during basketball - no ankle pain- but immediate pain around base of fifth metatarsal. No swelling/bruising but hurts to bear weight.

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

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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Rolled ankle 1week ago been broken twice before, the swelling still bad, foot feels like its in bucket of ice and very numb?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Be examined: If you have stopped growing, this is most likely a ligamentous injury. This is managed with elevation, cold packs every 2 hours, limited activity and NSAIDs. See your doctor if you are not improving or there is any concern for a fracture. All the best. ...Read more

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How long does swelling last after ankle sprain?

How long does swelling last after ankle sprain?

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

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What can be done for swelling from an ankle sprain?

What can be done for swelling from an ankle sprain?

Rest: Rest, elevate, ice and nsaid.
Find an otc ankle brace if sprain was bad, this will help support the ankle. ...Read more

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How much swelling occurs with an ankle sprain compared to a break?

How much swelling occurs with an ankle sprain compared to a break?

Can't tell: The amount of swelling may not be different. It often depends on the amount and type of injury ...Read more

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Ankle sprain swelling is increased but not much pain after 5 days?

Ankle sprain swelling is increased but not much pain after 5 days?

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

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How long does it take until swelling goes down from an ankle sprain?

How long does it take until swelling goes down from an ankle sprain?

10-14 days: A typical ankle sprain takes 10-14 days for recovery. There are many other variables to consider, especially what your exam is like. If rest, ice, elevation, and compression (rice) does not work, get it checked out by an orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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Would an ankle sprain take two days to start hurting and start swelling?

Would an ankle sprain take two days to start hurting and start swelling?

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

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How long does it take for swelling to go after an rolling inwards ankle sprain?

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

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How long is it supposed to it take for swelling to subside after an ankle sprain?

How long is it supposed to it take for swelling to subside after an ankle sprain?

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

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Is it useful to ice an ankle sprain to reduce swelling, after 2 months since it happened (it isn't healed completely)?

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

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3 weeks after ankle sprain. Swelling subsided. Is it ok to start walking normally? Can this cause ankle to worsen again when it's not strong enough?

Yes: It would be ok to gradually resume normal walking and activities. A typical ankle sprain may take up to six weeks to completely recover. Simple ankle exercise programs are available at www. Aaos. Org. This will help your recovery and reduce risk of recurrence of symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Ankle sprain caused severe swelling to foot, what to do?

Ankle sprain caused severe swelling to foot, what to do?

P.R.I.C.E.: 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

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Simple fib fx and ankle sprain 7 weeks ago. Still have a lot of swelling and injury site is completely numb. Normal?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Is it possible to need surgery for a 4 month old ankle sprain? It still hurts and pops a lot. Had X-ray 3 weeks after it only showed lateral swelling.

It is possible: Clinical exam and possible MRI should give information to make a decision for the doc on the need for surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Wearing the inflatable stirrup ankle brace for ankle sprain. Have more swelling on ankle after wearing for hours when compared with not wear. Normal?

Wearing the inflatable stirrup ankle brace for ankle sprain. Have more swelling on ankle after wearing for hours when compared with not wear. Normal?

Have it evaluated.: There are various possible treatment options depending on the location and severity of the injury. Options may include: immobilization, physical therapy, and surgical repair. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

Sounds like it's: Time to reevaluate this ankle. I would suggest an Ortho consult. In the mean time, ice, ace bandage, flex ion/extension movement is preferred (toe pointing and retracting) and antiinflamatories like Advil (ibuprofen). ...Read more

Dr. Steven Sheskier
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Ankle Pain (Definition)

It is simply that one's ankle hurts. A common scenario is that of an acute ankle sprain. Please ask again if there are more details or ...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