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Should I take my daughter to her regular doctor or to the sports medicine clinic for her sprained ankle?

Should I take my daughter to her regular doctor or to the sports medicine clinic for her sprained ankle?

Ankle Sprain: A well trained foot and ankle specialist can assist you with this. This can be a podiatric physician or a foot and ankle orthopedist. Look for board certified status and the recommendation of a family member or friend or your pcp. ...Read more

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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I have a high ankle sprain but my orthopedic doctor didn't take an mri. Should I get a second opinion? If my ligament is torn will it heal on its own?

I have a high ankle sprain but my orthopedic doctor didn't take an mri. Should I get a second opinion? If my ligament is torn will it heal on its own?

Depends on severity: High ankle sprain (has) is a different injury than a routine lateral ankle sprain, in both mechananism of injury and time to healing. Has usually occurs when the foot and ankle were rotatated outward with respect to the shin bone. Routine sprains are inversion injuries, the foot rolls under the ankle. Has takes about twice as long to recover compared to routine sprains. Displacement requires surgery. ...Read more

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My parents won't take me to the doctor and I have a high ankle sprain and I can't walk on it and I think it's serious what should I do?

My parents won't take me to the doctor and I have a high ankle sprain and I can't walk on it and I think it's serious what should I do?

You do not mention: Your age. If you are in school you may consider going to the school nurse or social worker and discussing this with them. If you are over 18 then you are free to go to the doctor yourself.... ...Read more

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For a severe ankle sprain/possible fracture, would I need an X-ray? I hurt it a while ago and it's gotten worse. Regular doctor or speaclist?

For a severe ankle sprain/possible fracture, would I need an X-ray? I hurt it a while ago and it's gotten worse. Regular doctor or speaclist?

Go to ER first: They will evaluate, and advise you after evaluation as to the availability of equipment (x-ray) on the spot. ...Read more

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Ankle sprain but have fracture clinic nxt tues. Walking on it after day 1 will it make it worse?

Ankle sprain but have fracture clinic nxt tues. Walking on it after day 1 will it make it worse?

Does it hurt to: Walk on? We don't know the severity of your strain and it sounds like a fracture has not been ruled out yet. The bottom line is that it would risky for any of us to clear you to walk on this without having a good understanding of actual injury. ...Read more

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10 weeks after l ankle sprain. Wearing inflatable stirrup brace. Pain around r small round bone if don't wear n walk. Doc said weak ligament. Help.

10 weeks after l ankle sprain. Wearing inflatable stirrup brace. Pain around r small round bone if don't wear n walk. Doc said weak ligament. Help.

Many options.: 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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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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Should I see and orthopedic doctor for an ankle sprain I got 3 months ago that is bothering me?

Should I see and orthopedic doctor for an ankle sprain I got 3 months ago that is bothering me?

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

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Iv got ankle sprain 2weeks ago. Very much swelng, 2bruise but no pain. Doctor has put knee length cast on mi eg for 6weeks. Whn shod istrt walkg wd cast?

Iv got ankle sprain 2weeks ago. Very much swelng, 2bruise but no pain. Doctor has put knee length cast on mi eg for 6weeks. Whn shod istrt walkg wd cast?

Confused...: This question is a great one for your md. Please realize he/she needs to address this specifically right away. If you haven't asked, overcome your hesitation and do so. If you have, you deserve to be told clearly and patiently what you need to know. Don't be shy to ask to have information repeated. It's ok! ...Read more

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I had an ankle sprain two months ago. Now I am having pain in p tibial. I have been wearing inflatable stirrup ankle brace for five weeks. The doctor said I should continue wearing itbut the physio said ditch. Who's right?

I had an ankle sprain two months ago. Now I am having pain in p tibial. I have been wearing inflatable stirrup ankle brace for five weeks. The doctor said I should continue wearing itbut the physio said ditch. Who's right?

Depends: Does the brace relieve symptoms? The brace is not a substitute for rehab. Typically, I utilize more functional braces that are often smaller and utilize velcro or laces. The stirrup splint can be too restrictive once in the final recovery stages. It's not a very functional brace during athletic participation either. If you mean posterior tib tendonitis, there are braces made specifically for this. ...Read more

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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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Do I see a general doctor for an ankle sprain or sore joints?

Yes: A general doctor can treat an ankle sprain. They can initiate x-rays to make sure there is no fracture and prescribe physical therapy. If you are not improving by 6-8 weeks, then an orthopaedic evaluation can be considered. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me when should I use ice and when should I use heat on a sprained ankle?

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

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What can I do about a sprained ankle until I can get in to see my doctor?

What can I do about a sprained ankle until I can get in to see my doctor?

RICE....: Rest, ice, compression and elevation. You can try an ankle splint available at most pharmacies and use an otc anti-inflammatory like aleve (naproxen). Then, get to a doctor for diagnosis and treatment of the full extent of the injury! ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me when should I go back to playing basketball after an ankle sprain?

See details: When the swelling and pain resolve, then you can return to full activities. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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I sprained my ankle last night running. What's the healing time like for a sprained ankle? Should I go see a doctor?

Ankle sprain: It depends on how severe your sprain was. In the meantime you should rest and elevate your ankle, apply ice and use an elastic bandage for compression. ...Read more

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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?

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?

OK, if necessary.: I would think that the ace bandage should be sufficient as long as the foot (lower leg) is elevated on several pillows. Some times too much compression can be uncomfortable. The decision would be a bit easier if the severity of the sprain was given. ...Read more

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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

Dr. John Michalski
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Sports Medicine (Definition)

Sports medicine is a field of study in which a person specializes in checking players for sports readiness, sports injuries and treatments, causes of injuries, ...Read more


Clinics (Definition)

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