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Sprained Ankle Hurt
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
Get re-evaluated: If there was a severe sprain weeks back, it is a soft tissue injury. But you may have had an undetected bone/joint injury as well. The instability created by that kind of injury will cause a change in gait which can also affect the leg. You need to get rechecked. Options for treatment may include conservative means such as bracing or if the injury is severe, surgery may be warranted. ...Read more
I've had hard cast for 4 week for severely sprained ankle still hurts, when it comes off fri. Will I be able to put weight on. How long for pain stop?
My sprained ankle still hurts after two months and I have high BP the dr only wants me to take anti inflammatory drugs. They maker dizzy i?
HOW TREATED?: Did you see a doctor, or did you hope it would get better on its own. If the latter, it can linger for a long, long time. ...Read more
Yes: If there is no pain or swelling it should be fine to walk on. ...Read more
Severity of sprain: Depends on the severity and your body's response with swelling. Mild sprains may hurt, but the pain can usually be controlled quickly with icing, compression wraps, rest, antiinflammatory meds and bracing. More severe sprains can have lots of swelling and may need longer for pain to decrease. Generally a severe sprain will have a feeling of instability or unsteadyness with ambulation. ...Read more
I have a grade 3 ankle sprain hurt it a month ago and now my hole foot is freezing cold...what should I do?
Scar tissue therapy: There are a variety of techniques therapists use for breaking apart scarring. Typically, a therapist will work a little beyond your comfort zone every session to achieve maximum benefits. Ask them to give you exercises to do on your own to assist in removing scar tissue and improve your recovery! ...Read more
Past March high ankle sprain. Hurts after 30sec of running. Hard to lift when running. Hurts horribly when walk on uneven spots. Cracks are painful.
Ankle Sprains: Recovery from an ankle sprain requires RICE therapy (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation). Generally, complete avoidance of sports is recommended until pain free, and gradual return to regular activities as tolerated after that. High ankle sprains take longer to recover (6 weeks or longer), and may require additional interventions such as the use of a walking boot or physical therapy. ...Read more
Sprained ankle 3months ago. Only hurts to tilt it. But went back to volleyball practice and now it is swollen and achy. Should I get it checked out?
Yes: You may have done more damage. See an orthopedist to check it out. ...Read more
Sprained ankle 10weeks ago. Dtill hurts to tilt it and pops everytime. Is this normal? Xray just showed lateral swelling.
Need more evaluation: See a sport medicine or orthopedic doctor. You might have soft tissue injury like a strained or torn ligament that x-ray wouldn't pick up. They may recommend an MRI of the ankle for further evaluation, if you pain is not going away and ankle popping when you tilt it. X-ray show bone fracture but can't visualize the ligaments. ...Read more
I have panic attacks and faint every time I'm hurt (sprained ankle, thrown out back, etc) (vasovagal syncope?) 50mgzoloft helped; what else can I do?
Therapy and Meds: Zoloft (sertraline) is a very appropriate medication to help with panic attacks. Since you have received benefit from 50mg consider talking with your prescribing provider about increasing the dose to get more help, as long as you are tolerating the medication. In addition, it would be helpful to start seeing a therapist to discuss better ways of coping with your anxiety. Monitor your overall health as well. ...Read more
Tried pushing car heard loud snap....which came from bottom of foot under archer. Doctor said I had a ankle sprain but ankle don't hurt just bottom of?
See a podiatrist: You may have torn ligament or the plantar fascia located at the bottom of your foot. ...Read more
Knee and ankle pain caused by misalignment after ankle sprain 2 years ago. Is there a way to treat misalignment? Need surgery?
15 weeks after ankle sprain. Can do toe raise, heel raise, stand one foot. Inner ankle pain when walk. Doc said muscle n ligament tight. What to do?
Around the first week of March. 2014, I injured my left ankle. It has been the 4th time doing it. I think it was a high sprain ankle. It still hurts.
Need more info: You most likely sprained the ligaments that support your ankle and it has not healed since the first incident. I think it would be wise to see an orthopedic surgeon and have him/her examine you and possibly order an x-ray and suggest some form of rehab. ...Read more
I sprained my ankle and hurt my shin on the same leg. Now everytime I wake up I feel intense pain on my right leg but then it goes away. What's going?
Spasm is still there: If you're having sharp pains in the morning, it depends where you're having those pains that will determine what the problem is. Best if you go see your doctor, so they can do a physical examination of your affected leg. You may still have muscle spasm from the sprained ankle in that leg, or you may have a shin splint, that you might be unaware of. It's worth having this looked into. ...Read more
Sprained ankle 3 months ago. Started running again now it is achy and hurts worse than it was. If I just push through will it get better or worse?
Ankle sprain: Pushing thru it is not good idea. Recommend evaluation by md and possible pt program. ...Read more
How long should I wear the compression bandage for? Sprained ankle 2 weeks ago. Still hurts a little not nearly as bad. Only A tiny bit swollen now
A good Start.: Still a little pain and swelling means that the ankle is still unstable. Two weeks is not enough time for a sprain of any substance. You may have to go 4 to 6 weeks for optimum recovery. Of course this is only guess work since you have not disclosed the severity of the sprain. You might try a little heat to speed the healing up. ...Read more
Sprained ankle 4 months ago in rugby now it pops about once a week it pops and feels like when I hurt it is not heald why is I doing it and what to do?
I think I sprained my ankle and it hurts when I put weight on it. Should I ignore it or go to my dr or the er?
Have it checked: Get checked by the doc and examined. An xray would be beneficial for complete eval. There are different degrees and types of ankle sprains...Sometimes there can be a fracture. You don't want to injure yourself more. Get checked. ...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
Sprained ankle 4 weeks ago still swollen and pain that shoots up my leg at times. Hurts to put a little weight on it?
Perhaps: Yu should be suing crutches and not stepping on the ankle which sounds like its not a simple strain but rather a grade two or three. Ice as often as possible. Keep it elevated when possible. Is it wrapped up? If not, sounds like it should until the immediate swelling goes down. Walking on a badly sprained and can lead to chronic lateral ankle instability. ...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