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My parents won't take me to the doctor and I have a high ankle sprain and I can't walk on it and I think it's serious what should I do?

My parents won't take me to the doctor and I have a high ankle sprain and I can't walk on it and I think it's serious what should I do?

You do not mention: Your age. If you are in school you may consider going to the school nurse or social worker and discussing this with them. If you are over 18 then you are free to go to the doctor yourself.... ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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I sprained my ankle and can't walk, I have school and I'm on the third floor. Should I go? I have exams.

I sprained my ankle and can't walk, I have school and I'm on the third floor. Should I go? I have exams.

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.‚Äč ...Read more

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I can't walk on my ankle sprain is that bad?

I can't walk on my ankle sprain is that bad?

See a doctor: Inabiility to walk on an injured foot or ankle is alwasy a concern.

You need to see a doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Should I go to emergency room if I can't walk on my sprained ankle?

Should I go to emergency room if I can't walk on my sprained ankle?

Yes.: Your ankle should be x-rayed to rule out fracture. You should go to emergency room for urgent care. ...Read more

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Can I walk on a sprained ankle?

Can I walk on a sprained ankle?

Yes if NO fracture: Ankle sprains are one of the most common extremity injuries. Most mild sprains are effectively treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Walking is allowed and recommended as soon as it is tolerated. Splinting or bracing can be useful to speed up recovery and the ability to walk with more significant ankle sprains. ...Read more

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Is it ok to walk on a sprained ankle?

Is it ok to walk on a sprained ankle?

Gentle pressure: Be aware that if the ligaments are totally ruptured, ambulation is not recommended. The ligament tear (sprain) in varying degrees. If the ankle is unstable, the ligaments may be totally separated, in that case you do don't want to put pressure on the ankle. ...Read more

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How long before I can walk on a sprained ankle?

How long before I can walk on a sprained ankle?

Sprained ankle: Minor sprains should be fine to walk on it, especially if there is no pain, swelling or instability. Let pain and swelling be your guide. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What could happen if you walk on a sprained ankle?

What could happen if you walk on a sprained ankle?

More pain: If it is only a simple sprained ankle, walking on it too soon will only make the swelling worse and continue the pain. Sometimes a sprained ankle has significant ligament tears that can really make things worse if you walk on them too early, as they may not heal. Make sure to get an evaluation by an orthopedist. ...Read more

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In how little time can you walk on a sprained ankle?

Depends: It depends on how bad the sprain is, how much pain, swelling. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait before I can walk on my sprained ankle?

How long do I have to wait before I can walk on my sprained ankle?

CLINICAL S & S: Do you know for a fact it is not broken? If sprained, the lessening of pain and swelling, and a feeling of stability, are indicators of a healing ankle sprain.

Sincerely,

Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Is it normal for an sprained ankle to look bigger after 3 weeks even though I can walk on it fine with no pain at all?

Is it normal for an sprained ankle to look bigger after 3 weeks even though I can walk on it fine with no pain at all?

Yes: Yes that could be quite normal
injured joints tend to be swollen for quite some time and sometimes more or less permanently
sometimes using a support hose will help with this. ...Read more

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How can you make a sprained ankle heal faster? Even though I can still walk with little limp should I use a cane or crutches to walk places

How can you make a sprained ankle heal faster? Even though I can still walk with little limp should I use a cane or crutches to walk places

Ligaments: Make sure you have no ligament damage to the outside of the ankle. An MRI can help in diagnosing this. Stay off of it if it is painful to walk on it. See you local podiatrist if pain persists. ...Read more

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Is it safe to walk on this sprained ankle yet? It's been 2 weeks.

Depends: Time is not as much a factor as how you feel. You can try it and see if painful or not. If overly concerned walk with an ankle brace at first. ...Read more

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I've had a high ankle sprain for a couple of weeks and I am still in pain. Should I continue to walk (limp), or use crutches?

I've had a high ankle sprain for a couple of weeks and I am still in pain. Should I continue to walk (limp), or use crutches?

Ask your doctor: You should be under an orthopedist's management for this difficult condition.
Resolution may take 2-3 months, especially if not properly managed. ...Read more

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4 weeks into a sprained ankle, still swollen, can walk with a limp, some pain. I can bare some weight but no great improvement. Is this normal?

Ankle sprain: I would say ankle sprains are drastically under treated. You are 4 weeks post injury still with pain and swelling. This cn lead to functional instability see your local podiatrist asap. ...Read more

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I have a third degree ankle sprain, been 8 weeks and I can't walk. I also can't move my last three toes what do I do?

I have a third degree ankle sprain, been 8 weeks and I can't walk. I also can't move my last three toes what do I do?

See your doctor: The toe dysfunction may be related to your immobilization. However, this is a challenging question to answer without knowing more about your injury and examining you. Rehab/physical therapy is imperative after just about every ankle sprain. There's a good chance that rehab. Will also get those toes moving again. ...Read more

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I have sprained ankle almost 6 weeks but still swollen & can't walk without crutches. How long does it take to heal? Do I need to have MRI test?

I have sprained ankle almost 6 weeks but still swollen & can't walk without crutches. How long does it take to heal? Do I need to have MRI test?

You might: Have occult fracture, not seen on original x-rays. Get to your doctor or orthopedic surgeon for full evaluation. It is unusual for a sprain to take more than 2-3 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle, 2 ortho, says bilateral and hi ankle sprain, can't af PT- 3 months, still sprained and painful, can't walk long- want surgery- y-n?

If MR torn ligaments: & x-rays show some spread of the tib/fib & widening of the ankle mortise, I would say surgery. Doing it now has a much better outcome than if down the road U need a reconstruction.
B sure U C a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, who practices foot & ankle. ...Read more

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An ankle sprain happen to me 9 months ago, and still I have some pain when I walk or stand for more than 15 minutes. Does exercise help me?

An ankle sprain happen to me 9 months ago, and still I have some pain when I walk or stand for more than 15 minutes. Does exercise help me?

Ankle injury & pain: Ankle injuries can have long term effects if it wasn't properly cared for or that you didn't have physiotherapy post injury which would help to strengthen your ankle. ROM exercises would help you if they are done properly. You should see a Physiotherapist and do some PT to strengthen your ankle. ...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. Wenjay Sung
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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

An injury that occurs when the ankle rolls, twists, or turns ...Read more