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Ankle has a stinging sensation when jumping or cutting after ankle sprain 2 weeks ago?

Ankle has a stinging sensation when jumping or cutting after ankle sprain 2 weeks ago?

Damage: A significant ankle sprain may take longer than 2 weeks to heal. If initially there were associated swelling and black and blue discoloration, a torn ligament could have occurred. If symptoms persist longer than another week or so, consult an orthopedic surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain, but with ice, time, rest, & activity modification they heal over a few weeks, 3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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2 weeks after an ankle sprain. I can stand on toes of that foot and swelling is down to 20%, but stinging pain when I touch the skin in front of talus?

2 weeks after an ankle sprain. I can stand on toes of that foot and swelling is down to 20%, but stinging pain when I touch the skin in front of talus?

Low ankle sprain: It sounds like you are recovering from a low ankle sprain. The pain you experience in the front of the ankle is most likely your anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) which is still healing. It can take weeks-months to fully recover from ankle sprains depending on the severity of the injury. Rest, ice, compression and elevation is the best nonoperative treatment for this. ...Read more

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I'm 3 weeks post ankle sprain and still have pain especially sharp pain in heel (im pretty much walking on my toes constantly). What should I be doing?

I'm 3 weeks post ankle sprain and still have pain especially sharp pain in heel (im pretty much walking on my toes constantly). What should I be doing?

Heel pain: You might have achilles tendon involvement. I would see your doctor about immobilization and possible further studies of your ankle like an mri. ...Read more

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3 months high ankle sprain now keep twisting and it burns and sharp pain in heal, hoot, deep pain in bone. Hurts to touch spots badly. Hurts when flat?

3 months high ankle sprain now keep twisting and it burns and sharp pain in heal, hoot, deep pain in bone. Hurts to touch spots badly. Hurts when flat?

Orthopedic surgeon: It's time to check your ankle and foot because of ongoing symptoms. Torn ligaments, tendonitis, fasciitis, stress fracture are possibilities. An orthopedic surgeon is best qualified to evaluate and treat you. ...Read more

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One week post ankle sprain. Swelling pain and bruises still there. New symptom is burning sensation. Is this normal? What causes this?

One week post ankle sprain. Swelling pain and bruises still there. New symptom is burning sensation. Is this normal? What causes this?

Likely normal: It can take a few weeks before the swelling and bruising subside. The burning sensation is likely from local nerves being under pressure from the excess blood and swelling in and around the ankle joint. This should also subside as the other symptoms do. If the burning sensation, swelling, bruising are worsening, would suggest seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle 5 days ago. And I've been keeping it elevated and icing it etc. I'm feeling this stinging- burning like numbness is it normal?

I sprained my ankle 5 days ago. And I've been keeping it elevated and icing it etc. I'm feeling this stinging- burning like numbness is it normal?

Sprain: You are doing a great job in keeping your leg elevated, resting and icing. Sometimes an ace bandage or some type of ankle support might be helpful as well. Pain and stinging does accompany an injury. If you start to have bruising and you can't take many steps and you feel wobbly on your foot, you would need to follow up with your family physician to make sure something worse hasn't happened. ...Read more

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I had a right ankle sprain 2 weeks before. Still there is discomfort and swelling. Also I have numbness n tingling sensation in second last toe?

I had a right ankle sprain 2 weeks before. Still there is discomfort and swelling. Also I have numbness n tingling sensation in second last toe?

Physician evaluation: When you a have a sprain, ligaments have been partially torn and the surrounding muscles remain weak and unbalanced, leading to continued ankle instability. Other reasons for continued pain and swelling include an undetected fracture, bone bruising or tendon tearing. Consider seeing a doctor for an x-ray and exam. Numbness is often from minor injury or swelling to the surrounding nerves. ...Read more

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I had an grade 3 ankle sprain. How long does one wait for an MRI should it be done right after the injury or 2 or 3 weeks later?

I had an grade 3 ankle sprain. How long does one wait for an MRI should it be done right after the injury or 2 or 3 weeks later?

2weeks: Grade 3 is complete rupture. If you are involved in athletic activity that requires ankle stability like tennis, basketball and volleyball you should consider an ankle stabilizing procedure. ...Read more

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Ankle sprain 1 week ago. Went to podiatrist. New orthotics (generic) bounce my feet and ankles. Old ones don't bounce and keep my ankles more stable?

Ankle sprain 1 week ago. Went to podiatrist. New orthotics (generic) bounce my feet and ankles. Old ones don't bounce and keep my ankles more stable?

Neither: Unless you have a varus deformity of your foot and ankle (where your foot tilts inward) due to peroneal tendon weakness, angular deformity of ankle joint or a plantar flexed 1st ray that predisposes you to an ankle sprain, orthotics are not necessary to treat or prevent sprains.

What ever feels best is usually best. ...Read more

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Grde 3 high ankle sprain on my L side in Jan'17. 4 mos later L knee pops all the time (never used to). Rubbery sensation underneath kneecap. Normal?

Grde 3 high ankle sprain on my L side in Jan'17. 4 mos later L knee pops all the time (never used to). Rubbery sensation underneath kneecap. Normal?

No: Not normal. It is possible that in the same injury in which you injured your ankle, perhaps you also injured your knee. I would not hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had a high ankle sprain 01-14 had orif with a screw had cast 8 weeks. How long before I walk pain free? Going to pt 3x week. Cast off one week ago...

I had a high ankle sprain 01-14 had orif with a screw had cast 8 weeks. How long before I walk pain free? Going to pt 3x week. Cast off one week ago...

Have it evaluated.: Pain may last a long time following foot surgery. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. Recovery time may vary depending on the procedure and on the individual. ...Read more

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What causes a strained muscle feeling at the top behind the eye and occasional pain on movement? The strained sensation is like the burning of an ankle sprain. I also have dry eyes and apparently no abrasions.

Eye or Sinus: Does your eye look irritated or red, especially underneath the upper eyelid? If so, you may have a type of inflammatory surface reaction called superior limbic keratitis. If the eye looks normal, then the problem may be an inflamed eye muscle (orbital myositis), or sinus infection (there are sinuses on all sides of the eye socket except the outer side, and sinus pain can feel like eye pain) ...Read more

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After one ankle sprain, is it easy to get more?

After one ankle sprain, is it easy to get more?

Yes.: Every time you sprain your ankle, you stretch out the soft tissues that help hold the ankle together, so it becomes prone to repeated sprains. The way to prevent that from happening, is to strengthen the ankle up, after a sprain. ...Read more

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Sept 14/13 sprained my ankle. Fine now. But randomly I can feel sharp pain in my toes I'm laying down normally no shoes. What do I do?

Relax, and I am sure: This will get better, as some of these occasional symptoms do go away. Its only been 2 weeks since the accident.
If it does not resolve in 2 weeks, then you should see your orthopedist or a pcp to be further investigated. I believe there is swelling which can irritate a neighboring nerve causing discomfort/pain or even numbness in the toes, which I am sure you are feeling. ...Read more

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6th week after ankle sprain. Do foot n ankle stretching n strengthening exercises, but feel pain doing heel cord stretch n calf raise. What to do?

6th week after ankle sprain. Do foot n ankle stretching n strengthening exercises, but feel pain doing heel cord stretch n calf raise. What to do?

Ankle sprain: Check with orthopedic surgeon. May have talar dome injury, avulsion fracture, syndesmotic injury, or bone contusion. ...Read more

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Didn't take care after an ankle sprain or use crutches n limp around from day 1. Now, 6th week after sprain n still in pain. What can I do now?

Physical therapy: The best thing you can do 6 weeks after an ankle sprain and you are still having pain is physical therapy. You need to do rom exercises, balancing exercises, heat modalities, cold modalities, electrical stimulation. If these don't help, you may want to see your physician for nsaids or steroid injection to help with the inflammation and pain. ...Read more

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2nd grade ankle sprain. Limped around from day 1 and continued to let ankle bear weight. Now, 5th week, still have pain walking. What should I do now?

Ankle sprain: After the initial sprain, during the acute phase your physician should have recommended rice (rest, ice, compression, elevation). After a couple of weeks, after the swelling goes down, it is very important to strengthen the ligaments by intense physical therapy. If pain persists you may need to see your physician for other treatment options such as a corticosteroid injection and a supportive device. ...Read more

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What symtoms should I have with high ankle sprain grade 2 with crutches full weight bearing for 3 weeks, on week 8 and a half since injury?

What symtoms should I have with high ankle sprain grade 2 with crutches full weight bearing for 3 weeks, on week 8 and a half since injury?

Hopefully little: What exactly is crutches full weight bearing? Crutches usually implies non weight bearing....Sprains can take time to heal, I would recommend you wearing an ankle brace when you are weight bearing. ...Read more

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3 weeks after ankle sprain. Swelling subsided. Is it ok to start walking normally? Can this cause ankle to worsen again when it's not strong enough?

3 weeks after ankle sprain. Swelling subsided. Is it ok to start walking normally? Can this cause ankle to worsen again when it's not strong enough?

Yes: It would be ok to gradually resume normal walking and activities. A typical ankle sprain may take up to six weeks to completely recover. Simple ankle exercise programs are available at www. Aaos. Org. This will help your recovery and reduce risk of recurrence of symptoms. ...Read more

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4 weeks post Grade 2/3 High ankle sprain, still on crutches unable to bear weight, Does this seem normal? Already received MRI and did extensive damage

4 weeks post Grade 2/3 High ankle sprain, still on crutches unable to bear weight, Does this seem normal? Already received MRI and did extensive damage

Normal: Sprain are actually harder and longer to heal than fractures. Sprains are ruptured muscle fibers that bleed into the belly of the sprained muscle and cause swelling and pain. The problem is that in order to heal, the muscle can't be totally immobilized as can a bone (i.e. via cast or fixation). It will take time. ...Read more

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Had inversion ankle sprain 3 1/2 weeks ago. The swelling is now gone and I can put weight on it. Is kt tape or regular tape best for return to soccer?

Had inversion ankle sprain 3 1/2 weeks ago. The swelling is now gone and I can put weight on it. Is kt tape or regular tape best for return to soccer?

OTC Ankle brace: You're better off using an otc brace or splint that trying to tape yourself up at home. It's not as easy as the professional trainers make it look. You could also just see a podiatrist - many of us stock simple braces for simple sprains. These will protect the ligaments of the ankle - that's what they are designed for. ...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


Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

An injury that occurs when the ankle rolls, twists, or turns ...Read more