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If I have a bad ligament sprain in my foot, are there any exercises to do?

If I have a bad ligament sprain in my foot, are there any exercises to do?

Where on your foot?: There are over 126 ligaments in the foot. Any one of these may be "strained" and could cause pain individually or as a collective. The most common ligaments to be injured are around the ankle. Baps board exercises or resistance theraband exercises may do a lot to alleviate these injuries and prevent them from coming back. ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Ligament Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is an injury 2 a ligament. They give ar joints stability. Grade I is minor, has pain, minimal swelling, & respond 2 rest, ice & elevation. Grd ii r=more pain, swelling respond slower 2 rest, ice, elevate, usually brace. 4-6 wk recovery. Lig has been stretched & may have torn fibers. Grd iii=complete tear some do surg brace/cast 6-8 wks recov. Ii&iii= more ...Read more


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Walking smart on a foot ligament sprain?

Walking smart on a foot ligament sprain?

Common sense: If it hurts don't do it. It depends on the degree of injury. If not severe, walking using a shoe with good support should be okay. ...Read more

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My physio says I have a lateral ankle sprain, sprained ligament and injured nerve in right foot yet he didn't strap me. I feel I need support, do I?

My physio says I have a lateral ankle sprain, sprained ligament and injured nerve in right foot yet he didn't strap me. I feel I need support, do I?

Ankle bracing: One of the keys to recovery from an ankle sprain is weight bearing, however it should be done with little or no limp. If you are limping significantly or have giving out of ankle then a brace or taping would be appropriate. ...Read more

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My wife had a bad ankle/ligament sprain 10 days ago. She went to ER. Now her foot is cold and very painful w bruises near her knee. Back to ER?

My wife had a bad ankle/ligament sprain 10 days ago. She went to ER. Now her foot is cold and very painful w bruises near her knee. Back to ER?

Stop icing.: Temperature changes after an injury, are always concerning. Generally the affected area heats up, as a prelude to the inflammatory cycle and healing. Becoming cold can be due to nerve or vascular damage. This can be temporary of longer. To remove all doubt if the temperature does not start stabilizing, and soon, you need to be re-evaluated. ...Read more

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How can you tear a ligament (sprain) your ankle?

How can you tear a ligament (sprain) your ankle?

Many ways: You could have twisted it or stepped in a hole. Excessive stretching of the ligament could create a tear. ...Read more

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What is the best thing I can do to treat a sprained ligament on the inside of my ankle?

What is the best thing I can do to treat a sprained ligament on the inside of my ankle?

More serious: The ligaments on the inside of the ankle are much stronger than those on the outside. It would be prudent to have an X-ray to make sure there was no bony damage. In the meantime, rest, ice, compression, and elevation are standard treatments. You may need to wear a boot or a brace depending on severity. ...Read more

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Had outer ankle sprain 20 days back. X rayed ankle, its a ligament sprain. Now able to walk mostly no pain but swelling persists on inner & outer ankle?

Had outer ankle sprain 20 days back. X rayed ankle, its a ligament sprain. Now able to walk mostly no pain but swelling persists on inner & outer ankle?

Ankle sprain.: It sounds like your ankle is healing up nicely. The swelling might just be residual and may very well continue to recede with more time. If at six weeks total you still have difficulties with the ankle, you might need another evaluation and perhaps an MRI scan. See how it goes. ...Read more

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I have ankle ligament sprain, I twisted my ankle one year ago. X-ray on the day of injury was ok, no fracture?

I have ankle ligament sprain, I twisted my ankle one year ago. X-ray on the day of injury was ok, no fracture?

Possible fracture.: Initial x-rays may be negative if there was a small hairline fracture. Follow up x-rays may show this as the body is healing an laying down bone callus in the reparative process. ...Read more

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Ankle ligament sprain, I twisted my ankle one year ago. X-ray on the day of injury was ok, no fracture, what to do?

No fracture doesn't=: ..No injury. Many of the most significant injuries of the ankle involve the ligaments, ; if the md ; radiologist say no fracture, that's not a no injury diagnosis. Ur treater should b an orthopedist ; he/she should have a high index of suspension based on the mechanism of injury as well as an ankle exam. Further imaging as well as stress films r of great help. Late DX may= reconstruction. ...Read more

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Sprained my lateral, deltoid ligaments and top of foot 5 months ago - still getting pain, popping and swelling above my ankle?

Sprained my lateral, deltoid ligaments and top of foot 5 months ago - still getting pain, popping and swelling above my ankle?

Get an xray: You should probably get this looked at and get an x-ray. An orthopedic or podiatric surgeon could help you. There are many ligaments to the ankle and foot. They all need to be evaluated. If an x-ray doesn't show a problem, you may need an MRI or a CT scan. It could be an ankle sprain or a syndesmotic injury or a Lisfranc injury or an undiagnosed fracture. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle 5 weeks ago. I have not stopped walking or used crutches. Now, I have pain above the round bone on r of l foot when I walk. Ligament problem?

I sprained my ankle 5 weeks ago. I have not stopped walking or used crutches. Now, I have pain above the round bone on r of l foot when I walk. Ligament problem?

Many possibilities: Possible cause of your pain may include sprain, bursitis, fracture, or contusion, but of course there are a multitude of other possibilities. Get the feet inspected by a professional to determine the cause of the problem, as treatment varies depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a 3rd degree ankle sprain and torn in half ligament in my ankle. Now today my whole leg knee to foot swollen huge and hurts? Should I worry?

I have a 3rd degree ankle sprain and torn in half ligament in my ankle. Now today my whole leg knee to foot swollen huge and hurts? Should I worry?

Yes: Yes you should worry. If you haven't gotten and MRI you should consider this right away. You don't want to live the rest of you live with a weak ankle that could have been fixed. Let's see exactly what is wrong. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 4 days ago diagnosed with right lateral ligament tear. Under bandage over ankle and top of foot a little numb. Severe swelling. Is ok?

Sprained ankle 4 days ago diagnosed with right lateral ligament tear. Under bandage over ankle and top of foot a little numb. Severe swelling. Is ok?

Rest: Ice, compression, elevation. If swelling is severe I would recommend crutches with no weight bearing. If numbness is being felt, the bandage may be on to tight and you need to let the doctor know, . ...Read more

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Tripped down stairs and foot rolled in about 2 months ago. Saw a doc said sprain-torn ligament, no x-rays. In pain when I wear heels, is this normal?

Tripped down stairs and foot rolled in about 2 months ago. Saw a doc said sprain-torn ligament, no x-rays. In pain when I wear heels, is this normal?

Have it evaluated: Twisting ones’ ankle can lead to a sprained ankle. Often times, this may result in ligament or tendon injuries which may lead to ankle bruising, swelling, pain, and possibly instability. An x-ray of the foot and ankle will be able to assist in differentiating a sprain form a fracture. ...Read more

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Can't turn my foot from side to side. Medial ligament in ankle is tender to touch but not very discolored. Difficulty walking & extreme pain. Sprain?

Can't turn my foot from side to side. Medial ligament in ankle is tender to touch but not very discolored. Difficulty walking & extreme pain. Sprain?

Posterior tib tendon: If your ankle is tender medially, you likely have posterior tibialis tendonitis, more common in people with flatfeet, but can occur in young people who are active. It is uncommon to sprain the medial deltoid ligament. Usually ankle spains involve the lateral ligaments. Apply ice, elevate, rest, take an anti-inflammatory. If your symptoms do not resolve in 10-14 days, seek ortho or podiatry care ...Read more

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6 days post ankle sprain, my foot ankle and bottom of leg go numb. Especially if I stand on it for a whilst. No fracture or torn ligaments only sprain?

6 days post ankle sprain, my foot ankle and bottom of leg go numb. Especially if I stand on it for a whilst. No fracture or torn ligaments only sprain?

Ankle Sprain: An ankle sprain is really a misnomer in that there are typically ligaments torn (partially or fully) around the ankle. The tearing from those ligaments may cause swelling (mild to severe) and the swelling may impinge on the surrounding skin nerves. This may be causing the numbness, especially when standing because fluid naturally builds up lower with gravity. Hope this helps, good luck! ...Read more

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Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??

Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??

It takes about 6-8: Weeks for bone to heal. If your a triathlete then I would not recommend you returning until this time elapses to ensure complete healing. Obviously you need to work closely to the doc you are seeing who will evaluate you clinically and radiographically. ...Read more

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Please help me? What is a sprained ligament?

Please help me? What is a sprained ligament?

A tear.: A sprained ligament represents a tear of the tissue of that ligament. It can be mild (just a few fibers torn), or, it can be severe (completely torn). Ligaments connect bone to bone. ...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


Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more