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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 might I do to handle a sprained ankle at school?

What might I do to handle a sprained ankle at school?

Ankle Sprain: Ankle sprains are very common injuries. There's a good chance that while playing as a child or stepping on an uneven surface as an adult you sprained your ankle--some 25, 000 people do it every day.‚Äč

http://www. Aofas. Org/footcaremd/how-to/foot-injury/pages/how%20to%20care%20for%20a%20sprained%20ankle. Aspx ...Read more

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Son 17 years ankle sprain today at school no bruising no swelling just pain when walking he is jumping on the other foot to avoid pain what to do?

Son 17 years ankle sprain today at school no bruising no swelling just pain when walking he is jumping on the other foot to avoid pain what to do?

Rest/bracing: RICE (rest, ice, compression and elevation) for two to three days. Bracing of ankle. If he is able to hop on just the affected foot he can return to athletic activity, if not it will require further evaluation. ...Read more

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Do I have to go to the emergency room with a sprained ankle?

Do I have to go to the emergency room with a sprained ankle?

Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

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How long does it take the welling on an ankle sprain to go away?

How long does it take the welling on an ankle sprain to go away?

Depends on sprain: Severity. Rice. Rest- 24-48hrs. Avoid activities w use of ankle. Ice- for first 2 days after injury, apply ice for 15 to 20 mins every few hours. A bag of frozen peas is good. Compression- wrap foot, ankle ; lower leg w ace wrap. Make sure it is not so tight that it decreases your circulation. Elevate- elevate ankle above your heart. Can prop on a pillow. See dr if pain ; swelling not improving. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a sprained ankle? And for the swelling to go down?

How long does it take to heal a sprained ankle? And for the swelling to go down?

It depends: Courtney,

The healing time depends on the degree of injury. Most sprains heal in 7-10 days, but severe ones can take longer. Be sure to RICE- rest, compress (ace wrap), ice (frozen peas), and elevate. Avoid running or jumping until symptoms resolve. If you are not better in 2 weeks, visit your doctor, because further testing may be needed. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Sprained ankle, not sure when to go back to the doctors as it doesn't seem to be getting better as I'm having to work and have no support in work.?

Sprained ankle, not sure when to go back to the doctors as it doesn't seem to be getting better as I'm having to work and have no support in work.?

Ankle Sprains Linger: A lingering ankle sprain may be a sign of a bigger problem. This can range from a torn tendon, ruptured and now insufficient ankle ligament, or cartilage damage form the ankle joint surface. A clinical exam, xray, and possible an MRI might be needed. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my ankle is broken or just sprained. Haden sprain had a sprained ankle once before but this feels different should I go to the emerg?

Hard to say: It can be difficult to tell the difference between an ankle that is sprained verses one that is broken, and if there is a doubt, I would certainly get checked. Signs that are more consistent with a fracture include inability to bear weight on the leg, but it is so difficult to tell that we usually need to get an xray unless it is a fairly mild sprain. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Would going on a vacation with a sprained ankle near full recovery make things worse?

Would going on a vacation with a sprained ankle near full recovery make things worse?

Depends: That would depend on what you are doing on vacation. Doing a lot of walking, running, or climbing on uneven ground risks reinjuring the ankle or retearing the ligament. The ankle is also less able to sense changes in position as well after an injury. However, if you are going to be doing casual walking or lighter activity, i'd say go for it! ...Read more

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Will I need to go to the hospital for a sprained ankle?

Or clinic: You could see a sports medicine physician in his office to get evaluated and get xrays. This way you could avoid the er, the wait, and often, the increased cost of going to the hospital. ...Read more

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Should I go to emergency room if I can't walk on my sprained ankle?

Yes.: Your ankle should be x-rayed to rule out fracture. You should go to emergency room for urgent care. ...Read more

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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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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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Should I go to the doctor for a sprained ankle?

YES: When people treat themselves, the pain can linger for a long time; sometimes the pain never goes away. People don't take sprains seriously. So, the final answer is yes, see a doctor. At least they can tell you there is nothing to worry about.

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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?

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?

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?

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

Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

An injury that occurs when the ankle rolls, twists, or turns ...Read more