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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?
Yes: Anytime it flares up during a return to activity, it becomes 'acute' again which usually signifies inflammation. Ice is best for that. At that stage you can ice for 10 minutes then do a warm wet towel massage to the area to help move the fluid along as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
6-8 weeks: You need to heal both bone and tendon. ...Read more