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Sprained Ankle Not Healing
If a sprained ankle is healing properly, the pain and swelling should be decreasing daily. Also, people frequently say "it feels like my ankle is giving out." This is the feeling, a sense if you will, of instability. If you don't have these, it's probably coming along fine.
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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
Sprained ankle: Signs of poor healing would include persistant pain, swelling, and a feeling of instability when you walk. ...Read more
What to do if I have a sprained ankle that is healing. What is this mush like tissue under my skin?
Sprained ankle getting worse and not healing. Swelling not staying down and I'm getting fatigued. Pain also getting worse and keeps cramping. Plz help?
See an orthopedist: Then see an orthopedist and have the ankle evaluated. Has it been x rayed? If not, that is essential to rule out a fracture. ...Read more
2 months ago I sprained my ankle and everything was healing up nicely, but then a week ago it started hurting again and now I can't bear weight on it?
Needs more time: you must let things heal fully. Stick to flat shoes, avoid sports and take it easy. If things do get better soon, speak to your doc about this. ...Read more
R - rest by limiting walking for the first few days
I - ice, apply crushed ice wrapped in cloth (e.g. a tea towel) for 20mins at a time every 2 hours for the first 2-3 days. This will help to reduce swelling.
C - compression bandaging, helps to support your ankle while walking but probably doesn't hasten recovery
E - elevate your leg on a chair/couch for as much of the day as possible ...Read more
Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more
6-8 weeks: You need to heal both bone and tendon. ...Read more
Yes concern: It may be time to get another opinion to see what the problem really is. ...Read more
I sprained my ankle last night running. What's the healing time like for a sprained ankle? Should i go see a doctor?
I've got severe ankle sprain from about 2 months, I had 2 torn lig. but I just wrapped it with some NSAID, is there any effective treatment now?
Ankle sprain 2 weeks ago. Now still pain when walk down stairs, squat down, walk slopes. Will recover on its own with time? What treatment needed?
I hit in the ankle sprain.resulted rupture of a second degree & medical Gypsum has worked for 1month but after the conquest has not been wound healing?
Used R shoulder for support -walking stick for a few days coz of ankle sprain. Back n top of R shoulder painful even when sleep or moved. Treatment?
I m overweight and aftr 9 mnths of ankle sprain i still hav bad pain on weightbearing (aftr 10 minutes of standing).Is overweight delaying healing time?
How should I feel after 6 weeks of treatment for an ankle sprain and osteoarthritis in the joint?
DEPENDS: It all depends on the severity of both the ankle sprain, and the degeneration of the joint. Inflammation will go down (especially with anti-inflammatory treatment), but the arthritis will still be present. Long-term protection of the joint is also needed. I would recommend a minimum of a good compression ankle brace. ...Read more
Sprained my ankle 10 mnths back, still in pain on weightbearing and m deficient in vit d3.Can deficiency of vit D3 delay in healing ankle sprain?
Not likely: You need to get examined. May have torn ligament or osteochondral defect or something else going on. 10 months is way to long. ...Read more
Grade 3 ankle sprain, happened 5 days ago. In cast boot and crutches. Can I walk dog in boot no crutches. Or would that delay healing or cause damage
I would recommend th: I would recommend that you continue with movement, however, with caution not to exacerbate your symptoms, or aggravate the injury. A supervised rehabilitation program would benefit with progression to a home exercise program. ...Read more
I am at 8 months post a severe ankle sprain. I still have poor stand & walk tolerance at less than 15 min. Pain on standing. The MRI showed a tear in the talocalcaneal lig & partial tear in post talofibular ligament. Should i be further in my healing than
May need repair : Of the talocalcaneal lig. After 8 months you should have had some healing in the ligament. May need surgical intervention to correct this as this will lead to chronic ankle instability and pain. ...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