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Should I Put A Bandage On A Badly Sprained Ankle
I have sprained my ankle and the doctor gave me a aircast ankle brace with 2 crutches would it be a good idea to walk on it or a bad idea i injured my ankle 2 days ago?
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
No: If you have significant pain, you should rest the area. Ankle braces to however help support the area by applying compression and restricting the range of motion. Consult with your physician whether or not you would benefit with using a brace with your type of injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4-6 weeks: A sprain is an injury of the ligaments of your foot and/or ankle. It will usually take 4-6 weeks to heal and during that time a bandage like an ace wrap will be helpful to control swelling and limit excess motion. Have your podiatrist evaluate your injury if more treatment is needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes if NO fracture: Ankle sprains are one of the most common extremity injuries. Most mild sprains are effectively treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Walking is allowed and recommended as soon as it is tolerated. Splinting or bracing can be useful to speed up recovery and the ability to walk with more significant ankle sprains. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yesterday was field day and I sorta sprained my ankle, do you think I need to put an ACE bandage on it?
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A simple: Over the counter splint may be useful. However the term sprain has many meanings, and is used to mean "negative" xrays by many but there can be a fracture not seen, a ligament injury, tendonitis, joint pain, carticlage tears , tendon injury and a whole lot of things thrown into the non fracture "sprain " category so if you are not better...... Get seen. ...Read more
Do i require a walking boot and crutches because i sprained my foot and i cant put any pressure on it?
Xray to see fracture: You need to undergo a thorough anl/leg examination by a health care provider to see whether an xray is indicated. ...Read more
I put ice on my ankle for like 45 minutes which resulted in an ice burn. How long should I wait to put ice back on my ankle?
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