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I sprained both ankles about two months ago and they still hurt is that normal?

I sprained both ankles about two months ago and they still hurt is that normal?

Yes: Can take many months for things to feel "normal" again, but depends how serious the sprain was. I'd advise strengthening the calf muscles and doing band exercises for the ankles. You can look these up on runners world.Com. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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How to see if an ankle sprained tissue is not healed properly?

How to see if an ankle sprained tissue is not healed properly?

Exam and stress xray: An ankle sprain means that the ligaments are torn partially to complete. Ligaments heal in a aprox. 6 weeks in a perfect world. Swelling from the injury can last longer and one may require physical therapy to get the muscles and motion up to speed. Persistent pain and instability is best evaluated by an exam, sometimes a stress xray to see if ligament is stretched out and ultimately an mri. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle two and a half weeks ago. Still hurts and limping? 

Sprained ankle two and a half weeks ago. Still hurts and limping? 

Ankle Sprain: You may have a moderate to severe ankle sprain, which can require some form of immobilization (with or without nonweightweight bearing protocol) for 6 to 8 weeks or sometimes even surgery (if it does not heal on its own). Please see a reputable ankle specialist ASAP. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle for two weeks. I haven't tried anything ytet. What can I do?

Sprained ankle for two weeks. I haven't tried anything ytet. What can I do?

RICE treatment: Rest, ice, compression and elevation when possible are recommended for sprains. Rest means just taking it easy to avoid reinjury. Ice packs for 15 minutes several times a day can help with pain and swelling. Elevation when possible also helps with swelling. Elastic wrap for compression can provide stability and help with swelling. ...Read more

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Would an ankle sprain take two days to start hurting and start swelling?

Would an ankle sprain take two days to start hurting and start swelling?

RICE: Yes. You should start with rice as a home treatment. After 48-72 hours you may switch to heat (instead of ice). As your pain starts to subside you may add stretching as tolerated, and massage. Once pain is gone, then gently return to activity as your strength and proprioception may need time to recovery after the injury, and you don't want to further injure yourself by going "all out" too fast. ...Read more

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How can I rehab two sprained ankles at home? I can't afford physio and have two injured ankles making it difficult.

Ankles: I will assume you were evaluated to ensure there are no fractures. Use rice to start - rest , ice compression and elevation. When it doesn't hurt to move, start with making the alphabet with ankle motion. Once walking isn't painful you can progress to gentle toe raises, then work on a wobble board for proprioception and strength. Use a compression wrap during this time to prevent edema. ...Read more

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I have two sprained ankles at the same time, one is worse, any advice? Also when should I start stretching/excercising them without causing damage?

I have two sprained ankles at the same time, one is worse, any advice? Also when should I start stretching/excercising them without causing damage?

PT program: With two simultaneous ankle sprains it is best that you are under the care of a doctor who will outline a specific physical therapy program for you. The first goal is pain relief and often requires braces to support the ankle. Gentle range of motion exercises can be started almost immediately under a therapist's guidance. ...Read more

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I sprained my knee two weeks ago. Is it normal for my ankle to swell?

Yes: It is not uncommon for swelling to occur in body parts that are below the site of injury do to gravity. To help with the swelling elevate the injuried extremity. Compression socks can also help keep the swelling down. ...Read more

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Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...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