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Should I Use Crutches For A Sprained Ankle
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.? http://www.aofas.org/footcaremd/how-to/foot-injury/pages/how%20to%20care%20for%20a%20sprained%20ankle.aspx ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Limitted time: Only if absolutely necessary. Using crutches for any amount of time can actually cause improper healing of a mild sprain as your achilles is shortened while hanging and not in use, keeping ankle in poor position. I would recommend if known grade 1, start light therapy, avoid overdoing it, but keep using it to keep alignment and strength of stabilizers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cast to boot...: Depending on the severity of a sprain, many people can avoid a cast all together with the use of a walking boot and/ or crutches. If your physician has decided you need a cast then he/ she can provide you with an estimated time frame based on how much damage they noted with the physical exam, and any imaging that may have been ordered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For a 2nd grade ankle sprain with no fractures, should I use crutches or is it enough to wear an inflatable stirrup ankle brace? Or should I use both
Painful ankle: Possibly, but it would be best if you took it easy over the next couple of days. You can use price therapy. If the pain is still the same after 10-14 days you should see a doctor and get some xrays. Since you have had repeated sprains you would be best served by asking for a podiatry referral. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a spiral fracture of my fibula. I now have to wear a moon boot for 6-8 weeks & use crutches. How long should I use crutches for with the boot?
As long as your : Doc tells you too.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is an ankle brace useful for ankle pain after a sprain? I have no fractures just a sprain. I just want to know if it's useful to use one
See below: Relative rest, ankle stabilization with a brace, elevation to help with the swelling, ice to help with the pain and swelling, and oral anti-inflammatories. Keep in mind that some sprains can actually involve an avulsion fracture of an ankle or foot bone. A visit to a sports medicine physician (family med, orthopedist, etc) is best. X-rays will likely be performed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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