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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
Very, Very popular..: 16 year old females are in the middle of the group of people that have the highest occurrence of ankle sprains. So, you are not alone. As stable as the ankle can seem, a slight deviation in foot and/or ankle mechanics can cause the foot to collapse inward thus causing the later ankle damage that is so commonly seen. A consultation with a Healthtap specialist could help prevent future sprains. ...Read more
X-ray to be sure: Unless there is an obvious deformity you may not be able to tell the difference with the naked eye. While a sprain is an injury to the ligaments of the ankle, and a fracture is damage to the bone; strains of muscles and tendons are also possible. In any case, common symptoms may be pain, limited strength/ motion, swelling, and/ or bruising. Have an x-ray to be sure! ...Read more
Ankle Sprain: In most cases people tend to use the terms "sprained" and "twisted" synonomously when describing ankle injuries. However, it is important to point out in most cases a sprain (ligament damage) usually comes from a twisting mechanism (also known as inversion or eversion) of the ankle. Pain, swelling and possible bruising are all signs of a sprain. Rest, ice, elevate, compression to help recover. ...Read more
Books: There are lots of books to read or movies to watch if you're looking for something to do. Also, taking a bus tour or boat cruise somewhere is fun as well. ...Read more
Go to a podiatrist: A podiatrist can take x-rays if indicated and treat you with a variety of modalities based on the findings of the history of the injury and physical exam. Sometimes there can be damage to areas away from the ankle that a podiatrist will know to look. ...Read more
Need X-rays: Severe ankle sprains may cuase broken ankle bones. Need to see a podiatrist for set of x-rays to evaluate if you have a broken ankle or not. ...Read more
Ankle pain: For a sprain, swelling and pain are the first signs. It is more common to sprain the outside part of the ankle rather than inside, back, or front. Swelling generally occurs around the area of sprain and bruising may be present too. If a tendon is torn or broken, less likely to be able to walk without severe pain. See a physician for full evaluation to get the best diagnosis. Hope this helped. ...Read more
Can you tell me if a jogger has stepped in a pothole and sprained his ankle. What systems have suffered damage?
A sprained ankle is an injury to the ankle ligaments and tendons surrounding the ankle joint.
If a sprained ankle lasts more than a week than it is no longer a sprained ankle....
Need to rule out tears of the ligaments and tendons at that point. ...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