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Sprained Ankle Can T Walk
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
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
I sprained my ankle and can't walk, I have school and I'm on the third floor. Should I go? I have exams.
Yes: If there is no pain or swelling it should be fine to walk on. ...Read more
Should I walk on a sprained ankle if it doesn't hurt? It doesn't hurt at all. I have an ACE wrap on it as well.
Family practice: If no fracture, ambulation is encouraged. It helps to strengthen it as it heals. ...Read more
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
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
Yes: Pain depends on position of the ankle. ...Read more
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 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
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
I have a chronic ankle sprain and I resprain it about 5 days ago, its not broke but I can't walk and my ortheptic appt is in 7 days what should I do?
When it is: Not painful...... (unless your neuropathic).Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
I got a grade 2 ankle sprain 1 week ago I have been walking and light exercising but now it hurts worse. Should I not walk on it for a week or so?
I would try: Wearing an ankle brace. This may permit you to walk pain free. ...Read more
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
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?
Should I see a doctor for a sprained ankle that won't go away after 2 months. I can still walk on it but the pain won't go away. The pain is mild.?
Yes: Sprains lasting longer than 6 weeks are abnormal and should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
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?
Is it possible that your ankle can be 4 inches above the socket and have a high ankle sprain can walk how long will that take to heal?
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
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
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