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How bad is a sprained ankle if you have an ankle splint?

How bad is a sprained ankle if you have an ankle splint?

Not enough info: An ankle splint can be used technically for grade 1, 2, or even 3. So hard to answer. The splint doesn't determine the extent of the injury. The amount of ligaments and extend fof stretch or tear in the ligament more readily grades the sprain. ...Read more

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 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?

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

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When can I take off the splint for sprained ankle?

When can I take off the splint for sprained ankle?

Talk to Dr: I would recommend that you discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Unlikely: The edema and bruising is common after a sprain. Depends on how much you are icing and elevating you leg. You will know more in the upcoming weeks. ...Read more

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How do I know if my finger is sprained from typing and needs splint?

How do I know if my finger is sprained from typing and needs splint?

Sprain from working: Sprain from working will happen on long term basis, micro trauma, the sprain cause some swelling and pain, the finger could tilt toward the outside and also will be the index finger r or l depend if you r or lhanded. Thank you. ...Read more

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Any need for wearing an ankle splint at night?

Any need for wearing an ankle splint at night?

Not necessary: Unless told told to do so by your doctor. They are designed for weight bearing so unless your a sleep walker not necessary. ...Read more

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Should I sleep with my ankle splint on?

Should I sleep with my ankle splint on?

Talk to your Dr.: Often times it depends on what is being treated and what the doctor is trying to achieve with the splint. If sleeping with it, make sure it is not tight and cutting off blood circulation. ...Read more

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What types of therapy are effective with a sprained ankle injury?

RICE: Rest (limit activity; immobilize with splint, cast or walking boot; limit weight bearing), ice, compression and elevation. If improvement isn't forth coming, then a formal medical evaluation, possibly including an xray to rule out a fracture would be indicates. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Which types of workouts could I do with a sprained ankle?

Which types of workouts could I do with a sprained ankle?

Water aerobics: For 3-4 weeks, try aqua type of exercises (they have "wet braces" to help stabilize the ankle during a swim. I love aqua exercises because it has a cool temperature to combat swelling and it's still a full body workout. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which type of exercise can I do with a high ankle sprain?

Which type of exercise can I do with a high ankle sprain?

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

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Hello doctor I need to know being diabetes type 2 an all how long will it take for my ankle to heal I sprain it falling a week ago on some ice?

You should see a: Doctor. Diabetics often can have neuropathy and are also at increased risk of developing a charcot foot.
You need to make sure the injury is not more severe than you think. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Joint stability: Range of motion studies and stability exam can help determine what stage your sprain is. All ankle sprains that have bruising and swelling should be evaluated for ligament tears and a fracture to avoid long term instability. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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Which support to use for navicular fracture rt foot (type of splint or brace)?

Which support to use for navicular fracture rt foot (type of splint or brace)?

Fracture: If you have a navicular fracture you need to be in a cast or walking boot for approximately 6 to 8 weeks. ...Read more

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My ankle may be sprained. How do I get some help?

Be seen: If it is mild, then rest, ice, elevation can help. If any question, go to urgent care to be seen and potentially get an X-ray to make sure there is no fracture. ...Read more

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What should I do if my ankle has been sprained for over 2 months?

What should I do if my ankle has been sprained for over 2 months?

Ankle sprain: You first should see your podiatrist for further evaluation. You may need physical therapy to help to strengthen the ankle. ...Read more

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What are the physiological differences between 2nd and 3rd degree ankle sprains?

What are the physiological differences between 2nd and 3rd degree ankle sprains?

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

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My ankle feels like it's on fire and it hurts after I twisted it. Could that mean it is sprained?

Possibly: Courtney,

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

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I have weake ankles. I have had loads of sprains, broken 1 and torn ligaments in another. What can ido to make them stronger?

I have weake ankles. I have had loads of sprains, broken 1 and torn ligaments in another. What can ido to make them stronger?

BAPS: I would recommend physical therapy and baps exercises. This stands for balance and proprioception. Go and buy a wobble board and start working with that. Otherwise there are some theraband exercises that pt can teach you (maybe you can find them on google). ...Read more

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What to do for a sprain ankle with ace?

Ankle sprain: An ace bandage is inadequate at best since it does not offer even compression or support. Since ligaments do not have direct arterial blood flow, aggressive rehabilitation is needed. I would encourage you to see a podiatrist for evaluation. ...Read more

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How to ice down sprain my ankle quickly?

Ice massage: An easy way to do ice massage is to freeze water in a styrofoam cup. You then tear off the top of the cup and the remainder makes a nice insulated holder. Massage the inflamed area with the ice by moving it in circular motions. ...Read more

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How can I exercise my ankle after a sprain?

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

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What can I do to help mend 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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How long to get healed from a sprained ankle?

Ankle sprain: Mild ankle sprains swelling no bruising, resolve in 1-2 weeks. Moderate sprains where there is bruising may take 4-6 weeks and severe sprains with bruising and ligament or bone damage require immobilization or surgery which will take 3- 6 months to resolve. ...Read more

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How do I know if my ankle is sprain or broken?

Sprain vs break: Usually, if the ankle is broken, you would not be able to walk on it or you would have severe pain doing so. The best way to know is by getting an xray. ...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


Dr. Mark Galland
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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more