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What do you do for a sprang ankle?

What do you do for a sprang ankle?

Sprained ankle: Ankle injuries require time to heal. Typically 6 weeks for the majority of patients as the ankle ligaments heal. Based on the level of injury, some patients need a cast and crutches while others may only need an ankle brace. Most important is to follow the doctors instructions on a daily basis. ...Read more

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I sprang my ankle about a month ago and it's still swollen and still hurts. Can you tell me what's going on?

I sprang my ankle about a month ago and it's still swollen and still hurts. Can you tell me what's going on?

Listen and Learn.: More than likely, the pain and swelling are indicators, telling you that sufficient healing has not yet occurred. The swelling is the body's attempt to put more stability on the injury, mainly to restrict movement. The pain is the body's attempt to convince you, not to use the ankle until further notice. You need to have the ankle re-evaluated and proceed with following proper protocol. ...Read more

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I sprang my ankle and it fine now i can even run and jump. But there's a lump in my ankle what does that mean?

I sprang my ankle and it fine now i can even run and jump. But there's a lump in my ankle what does that mean?

Ankle lump: In which part of your ankle is the lump—front, back, outer, inner? Back part could be achilles tendon, which should be checked by doc in case it's partially torn. Outer part suggests u may have pulled the tip off the fibula. Exam by a doc could pin answer down better. ...Read more

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What is a ankle fusion?

Ankle fusion: It's a surgical procedure where the joint surface is resected than locked together with screws, rods or plates. This allows for no motion across a painful joint. ...Read more

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Why does my ankles swell?

Why does my ankles swell?

Ankle swelling: There can be many reasons for ankle swelling. This also depends if it is on one side or both. Causes may include arthritis or past trauma to area. Ligament or tendon issues can also occur. Lastly it is important to rule out any systemic issues that can also cause swelling. Bottom line: you should seek medical care to have this condition evaluated. ...Read more

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What's ankle weight risk?

What's ankle weight risk?

Mutiple reasons: The use of ankle weights can have severe adverse effects on the lower extremity joints. The following can occur: joint strain, hyperextension of the ankle, and severe balance loss. Best to learn how to use the ankle weights appropriately before starting any physical training activity. ...Read more

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What causes frozen ankles?

What causes frozen ankles?

See below: This would be due to a huge arthritic buildup that stops ankle motion. ...Read more

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What to do if my ankles hurt?

What to do if my ankles hurt?

Ankle pain solutions: Ankle pain can occur for a variety of reasons. Most commonly it is caused by ankle sprains, achilles tendon injuries, peroneal tendon injuries, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction or arthritis. Most of these conditions can be treated conservatively with proper shoes, orthotics or arch supports, physical therapy, braces and injections. You should see a foot and ankle specialist to be evaluated. ...Read more