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Sprain Ankle Splint Type Names
-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
How long does it take for swelling to go down on sprain ankle if I sprained the same ankle 9 yrs ago. I've been in a splint for 5 weeks now?
A leg up....: This depends on the severity of the sprain and the amount of soft tissue damage incurred from the injury. The sprain of nine years ago may have some effect, but it is hard to be sure. Post sprain physical therapy should speed the process of swelling reduction up. Ask your doctor how he is going to deal with the edema. ...Read more
Talk to Dr: I would recommend that you discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
I work at Sonic & I sprained the inside of my ankle. Should I continue working with roller blades if I have a splint or should I stay off skates?
Probably best not to: There are many different degrees of ankle sprains. But if you are unable to walk on your toes (heels off the ground) without pain, a sensation of weakness you are not ready to put on the skates and or walk around without a brace on. ...Read more
I sprained my ankle 5 days ago and have been wearing a splint. Within the past few hours, my toes/ankle have been numb. Should I be worried?
Yes, you should be worried and you must contact your primary doctor. More than likely you will be referred to a foot specialist.
Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more
Reinjured right ankle 2x in 2years. 1st time, chipped outer bone. 2nd time, sprained it. Will wearing air splint frequently reduce risk of CAI?
I hurt my ankle 3 days ago & im in a splint and on crutches, they said its badly sprained. Now my ankle is bruised, purple&green and swelled up. Normal?
Sprained ankle: Yes it is completely normal. Just continue to ice it and u can actually start moist heat (wet towel wrap) to help increase blood flow and healing to that area. ...Read more
I've had my leg in a splint for a week following a sprained ankle, it was removed today, now my lower leg/foot is cold to the touch, what would cau?
Concerned doctor: Are there any other symptoms such as redness, sweating, altered sensations? There's always a concern about regional pain syndrome in setting of trauma. Could just be due to the resolving edema and swelling from the sprain. Keep it elevated and try to move the ankle to prevent stiffness. Stay off it as much as possible. ...Read more
Should I wait and take her to urgent care tomorrow? My daughter 21 sprained her left ankle badly a week ago saturday. She was seen and a gel splint applied. She has noticed frequent urination since sunday and the frequency is increasing causing her to go
It: It sounds to me like she needs to be seen by your primary care physician or local emergency room physician. She may have an infection or other problem that needs evaluation. ...Read more
Ankle air splint too tight 3-4 days - foot has pitting edema w/some bruising. 1 wk s/p 2nd deg ATFL sprain. 36 y.o. M w/HTN. Any permanent damage?
I suffered a type 2 ligiments sprain in my left ankle 6-7 years ago and now I feel the need to crack/pop my ankle every few minutes.
Probably not related: That was a long time ago and probably not the same thing. These sounds are not always abnormal especially if there is no pain or weakness. If the tendon is gliding abnormal if will you will need an exam to determine this ...Read more
High sprain: This is tricky because a high spain takes longer to heal but any excerise that you are not weight bearing can be done. Examples bench press, sit ups etc. ...Read more
How can you tell what type of sprain you have as I have bruising around my atfl and pain and bruising around my ankle joint limited swelling?
Can I still work out while wearing a walking boot? #nqlu I have a fractured bone in my foot due to an ankle sprain and must wear a walking boot for 6 weeks for the bone to heal. What type of exercises can I still engage in?
You: You can engage in any upper body activity you like, and can also swim. I would not engage in any activity that involves you standing or putting any pressure on your foot / ankle or leg. That would include cycling. ...Read more
I have an avulsion of the distal fibula fracture due to a high ankle sprain. What is the the common treatment for this type of injury?
Depends: If the fracture is displaced it may need surgical fixation. If its not displaced then bracing for 6-8 weeks minimum and then return to rehab until fully healed. It can take several month to get full healing. Other options include possible platelet or stem cell based therapies that may help healing faster/more fully. Check out Regenexx. Com. ...Read more
Ankle braces: Will make it easier to walk with. ...Read more
Lower the heels: Maybe, that would help.Get a more detailed answer ›
Get an x-ray: Uou should see a podiatrist for an x-ray and exam. ...Read more
Ankle Sprain: A grade two or second degree sprain is associated with partial tearing of the injured ligament. A grade three sprain is a complete tear of the injured ligament and is associated with instability around the affected joint. Physiologically, a grade three injury creates instability at the joint whereas a grade two injury may remain stable. Grade 3 injuries often require surgical repair. ...Read more
My ankle feels like it's on fire and it hurts after I twisted it. Could that mean it is sprained?
pain after an injury could mean sprain (ligament injury), strain (muscle injury), or fracture (bone injury). Try RICE: rest, compress (with an ace wrap), ice (with bagged frozen peas), and elevate. If the pain is not better in 4-5 days, see your doctor, as you may need an X-Ray. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have weake ankles. I have had loads of sprains, broken 1 and torn ligaments in another. What can ido to make them stronger?
Range of motion: You can exercise your ankle by doing range of motion exercise. Pretend your big toe is a pen and write the alphabet in capital letters. Do 2-3 sets, 2-3 times per day. You can also get a theraband and exercise the ankle against resistance. ...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
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