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Sprains And Strains Ankle Injuries And Disorders
I have constant pain and weakness in my foot and part of my ankle is sunken in. Help! I have been under the care of a podiatrist for 2 years. I have had 20+ sprains and strains since i was 10. I am 26 now. I had a hairline fracture 2 years ago and receive
I : I think it's time for a second opinion. You're incredibly young to have all this going on in your foot & ankle, and i would also get an MRI to see exactly where the tears and damage is. I would strongly discourage you from any "exploratory surgery" in an effort to "fix" what's wrong. I would get an accurate diagnosis first. I'm also concerned about those cortisone injections you were getting for a stress fracture. I've never heard of giving cortisone for a stress fracture. In fact, quite the contrary, steroids tend to delay healing of fractures, and they come with the risk of tendon rupture, which you apparently had. Please get a second opinion before proceeding any further. Preferably with either a foot & ankle orthopedist or a podiatrist certified in foot & ankle surgery by the american board of podiatric surgery. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can I tell if ankle aggrevation is sprain or strain. Did not have unusual bending. Possible overuse strain. Can walk short dist no limping.
I have a sprained l. Ankle and possible sprain or strain on rt. Ankle. Went to podiatrist who didn't do any Xray or test to evaluate. Still have pain?
My daughter has a strain in one ankle and a sprain in the other. Which is better tylenol or advil?
I sprained my ankle about a year an a half ago. It is still bothering me. The doctor I went to today said it was a muscle strain. Isn't that too long ?
Follow up.: Muscle strains usually shouldn't last more than 2 weeks. If they do further workup with imaging that includes x-rays, MRIs, can help. Orthopedic surgeon, and physical therapy options are also available. Most commonly after trauma, arthritis is usually a complication that is chronic in nature. X-rays can usually identify this cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Been sitting for weeks and limping around because of an ankle sprain. Now, I have lower back pain when i sit, stand or walk. Did i strain my lower back muscles?
Ankle needs care: You have probably done more than just strain your back muscles with the back condition in view of the neck condition you describe. The limping makes the distribution of pressure on your back and its' nerves uneven and this can aggravate a pre existing disc and/or back arthritic problem. A major ankle sprain should be tapped and not weight bare initially. Have your ankle seen by an orthopedist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doc said if there's ligament/ tendon tear or rupture at ankle after sprain, i can't walk at all. Since i can walk, it means strain. No need mri. True?
Depends: If you are improving the tendon injury was probably mild and is healing. If you are not getting better after 3 months the tendon injury may be more severe. This still doesn't necessarily mean you need an MRI but may indicate more specific care of the injured area is required. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have chronic PTT pain after an ankle sprain. I also get recurrent lower back pain (LBP) caused by a ligament strain and muscle imbalance. Can a chiropractor treat the LBP?
Chiropractic Therapy: Yes, the lbp can be helped by chiropractic care. Conservative therapy is always best, but with your cervical disc pathology, i would assume that you have lumbar disc pathology as well. It would be good to have an initial evaluation by a physician and if appropriate, then a referral to a chiropractor would be in order. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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