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Should I Go To School With A Sprained Ankle
Should I stay off school with a sprained ankle? I can walk on it but it's quite painful and it's bruised and swollen. I have double pe.
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 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.
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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?
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
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
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
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.?
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
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
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
Should I swim? I have swim practice later today, and I don't want to go because of my sprained ankle and wrist. Could you give me some reasons not to?
Just say no: Not sure why you "need" reasons. If you don't want to go, then don't. ...Read more
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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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
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 of the 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
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