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Should I Go To The Doctor For A Sprained Ankle
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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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 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
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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Should I see a doctor for a sprained ankle that won't go away after 2 months. I can still walk on it but the pain won't go away. The pain is mild.?
Yes: Sprains lasting longer than 6 weeks are abnormal and should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Ankle sprain: Mild sprains can take 1-3 weeks, moderate sprains 2-6 weeks, severe sprains can take several months to recover. It would be better to see a doctor just to be sure as well as to recommend appropriate treatment. Xrays can exclude other injuries including fractures and bone avulsions. Your doctor can outline a treatment program including rest, ice, compression, immobilization, exercise. ...Read more
See details: When the swelling and pain resolve, then you can return to full activities. ...Read more
I sprained ankle 1 week ago and now there is a lot of pain. I have been going to practice and games everyday just taping it. Should I see a doctor?
Yes: Need an X-ray to make sure you don't have a fracture ...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.?
See below: Does not make much sense, why would you want to this? ...Read more
I sprained my ankle last night running. What's the healing time like for a sprained ankle? Should I go see a doctor?
I have a high ankle sprain I had surgery april27 2013 I was wondering if I would be able to go to the beach on the 28th I go to the doc y he 25th?
See your doc 1st: Let your doctor determine if you are ready for the beach. ...Read more
Ankle Sprain: Typical interventions include rest, ice, compression, and elevation of the injured area. Stay off the foot completely for at least a week. Vitamin c & beta-carotene may help the body make more connective tissue; bromelain may decrease inflammation. Depending on specific symptoms, homeopathic remedies such as arnica, ruta, and bryonia can help. Also, turmeric may help reduce swelling. ...Read more
When it is: Not painful...... (unless your neuropathic).Get a more detailed answer ›
Grade I, II, and III: Grade I sprain is the most common and requires the least amount of treatment and recovery. The ligament damage has occurred without any significant instability developing. Grade ii injury is more severe and indicates that the ligament has been more significantly damaged, but there is no significant instability. Grade iii sprain is results in torn ligaments resulting in instability. ...Read more
RICE: Rice. Rest- 24 to 28 hrs. Avoid activities that require use of your ankle. Ice- for first 2 days after injury, apply ice for 15 to 20 minutes every few hours. A bag of frozen peas is good. Compression- you can wrap your foot, ankle & lower leg with an 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. ...Read more
Discuss: You have a couple of options of professionals to consult. A dietician/nutritionist or personal trainers are able to provide this information. Hope this helps best of luck! ...Read more
Conservative care: If you suffered a grade 1 ankle sprain, and you iced it, rested from active activity, and wore supportive shoes, and possibly an ankle brace, the sprain should resolve quickly, and no need to see the doctor. However, if you have pain over the inside or outside ankle bones, or the ligament areas, then you should get an examination, and x-rays to rule out fracture, or possble tear of a ligament. ...Read more
Yes: 3-4 weeks only, then range of motion exercise ...Read more
I had an ankle sprain and my doctor said it was almost broken this was 8 months ago what should I do?
Depends: If no complaints nothing necessary to be done. If you have persistent pain and/or sensation of instability see doc again may need a new xray at least followed by physical therapy. Special tests such as an MRI or a stress xray of the ankle may be in order to rule out an occult fracture, injury to the ankle bone circulation (ocd) or ligament/tendon problem. Arthroscopic or open surgery possible. ...Read more
Sprained ankle 12 weeks ago. Still hurts to tilt and pops. I think my stretching like the doc. Said is making it worse. Any suggestions?
See a foot and ankle: Specialist....Depending on the severity of the injury, at 12 weeks you should be at a comfortable enough point, unless there is damage that could of been missed. Popping may conotates a torn retinaculum that may need to be repaired. ...Read more
Sprained ankle in a car accident 3.5 weeks ago. Doctor said it should be better in a week or two. I am still having pain and it feels wobbly. Normal?
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
I had a grade 2 or 3 ankle sprain 4 weeks ago, played on it 8 days later and now it is still swollen and painful. Should I go to a doctor?
Sliding Scale: After 4 weeks or is it 3 weeks, it depends on the initial trauma date or the secondary trauma date, and it is still swollen and painful. Go figure. The swelling in your ankle is telling you this needs to be immobilized and right soon. Crutches would be nice until you can see an expert and have him (her) offer up a considered opinion and treatment plan. ...Read more
Are there any suggestions on an orthopedic doctor to see for a long lasting sprained ankle. Preferably a doctor in pennsylvania?
Foot/Ankle Specialst: A true ankle sprain should not last long. Its possible that it is a tear (rupture) of an ankle ligament rather than just a sprain. This is often a missed injury and under-treated as just a sprain and then it doesn't get better. Mri can differentiate between a sprain and a rupture. ...Read more
Chronic ankle sprain: 3 months after an ankle sprain, most of your symptoms should be improved. If you are experiencing giving out or locking and catching these may represent ligament instability or cartilage damage. Chronic synovitis or swelling can also be a source of your pain. I would see an orthopedic surgeon with continued symptoms such as these. ...Read more
Sprained ankle, doctors won't sign me off, work in a nursery. Toes still numb, keep loosing balance. Not sure what to do?
Losing your balance: You might need to see a neurolgist ...Read more
Sprained ankle this evening went to doctors they said its sprained wrapped it in ace bandage n aircast is she to sleep in the air cast?
Why is Toradol only recommended to be taken 5 days? ER doc gave to me for badly sprained ankle but the warnings are scaring me!! Is it safe?
It is safe: Make sure you take it with food and stop it immediately if any GI problems occur. It is safe for short term use. ...Read more
Sprained ankle 3 yrs ago. Ballet dancer & had pain since. There is an os trigonum but doctor says pain is not due to it. But what else could it be?
Brace and Phys Thera: An ankle sprain is an injury to your ligaments, not bones. It needs to be taken seriously to allow the ligaments to heal at a normal length. If you keep injuring it, your ankle may become unstable and require surgery to fix. An ankle brace or taping will allow some activity. Getting a home program of exercises will also speed the recovery. Ankle sprains can vary widely in severity and recover. ...Read more
Yes: That would be best.Get a more detailed answer ›
I wanted to know when you get a sprained ankle, do you go to your local doctor or a hospital to get the cast?
You may not need one: Have it evaluated by a podiatrist to get your treatment options. ...Read more
Sprained ankle 3 days ago and swelling and pain isn't staying away. Should I call my doctor tomorrow or should I go back to the er?
Specialist: The ER is likely only going to refer you to a specialist. Just call your doctor tomorrow and see a foot/ankle specialist. ...Read more
I got a sprained ankle today, what should I do? So I got a sprained ankle at softball practice, and my mother thinks that if I go to a doctor it will be a waste of time, but it really hurts to walk and she brought me to this guy who basically massaged m
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, if so please vote for me. Thanks! ...Read more
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