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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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How bad is a sprained ankle if you have an ankle splint?

How bad is a sprained ankle if you have an ankle splint?

Not enough info: An ankle splint can be used technically for grade 1, 2, or even 3. So hard to answer. The splint doesn't determine the extent of the injury. The amount of ligaments and extend fof stretch or tear in the ligament more readily grades the sprain. ...Read more

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When can I take off the splint for sprained ankle?

When can I take off the splint for sprained ankle?

Talk to Dr: I would recommend that you discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle 5 days ago and have been wearing a splint. Within the past few hours, my toes/ankle have been numb. Should I be worried?

I sprained my ankle 5 days ago and have been wearing a splint. Within the past few hours, my toes/ankle have been numb. Should I be worried?

Worried!: Yes, you should be worried and you must contact your primary doctor. More than likely you will be referred to a foot specialist.

Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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I've had my leg in a splint for a week following a sprained ankle, it was removed today, now my lower leg/foot is cold to the touch, what would cau?

I've had my leg in a splint for a week following a sprained ankle, it was removed today, now my lower leg/foot is cold to the touch, what would cau?

Concerned doctor: Are there any other symptoms such as redness, sweating, altered sensations? There's always a concern about regional pain syndrome in setting of trauma. Could just be due to the resolving edema and swelling from the sprain. Keep it elevated and try to move the ankle to prevent stiffness. Stay off it as much as possible. ...Read more

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What is a high ankle sprain?

What is a high ankle sprain?

Involves the t-f lig: The ligaments that attached to the front ; back of the tibia; ; fibula that keep them from spreading causing a widening of the ankle mortise. Grade 1= moest minor ; grade 3 is a complete tear ; is often surgical. Isurgical. In the illustration they r the ant inf ; post inf t/f ligaments. ...Read more

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How is a high ankle sprain treated?

5 stages of treatment: High ankle sprains are much less common but are more disabling than your traditional lower ankle sprain
Treatment is carried out in stages
1 - Injury Protection: Pain Relief & Anti-inflammatory
2: Regain Full Range of Motion
3: Restore Muscle Strength
4: Normalise Foot Biomechanics
5: Restore High Speed, Power, and Agility
http://physioworks. Com. Au/injuries-conditions-1/high-ankle-sprain ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an ankle sprain?

What sort of problem is an ankle sprain?

Sprain: See the note about ankle fracture. Most sprains are stretching of the ligaments, the tendons are elastic so they can move a little without breaking, but many of the tendon fibers may tear or stretch unrepairably, so that a permanent injury is found that can lead to degeneration of the cartilage and degenerative arthritis. ...Read more

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What could happen if I leave an ankle sprain untreated?

What could happen if I leave an ankle sprain untreated?

Bad idea: First need to determine if the ankle ligament (s) are just sprained or torn (ruptured). If not properly treated, can lead to long term instability of the ankle and recurrent injury. Can possibly even lead to chronic type arthritis and degeneration of the joint and stiffness. ...Read more

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What's first-degree ankle sprain?

What's first-degree ankle sprain?

Mild sprain: Min. Imal pain, swelling and color changes. ...Read more

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What to do for an ankle sprain in high heels?

Evaluation: High heels add additional leverage to the injury, increasing the likelihood of a break. If you have a lot of swelling and bruising, get it checked. ...Read more

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What could happen if you don't immobilize an ankle sprain?

What could happen if you don't immobilize an ankle sprain?

Delayed healing: The tendons that are sprained may never heal and you may develop a chronic problem ...Read more

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Can a ankle sprain cause heel pain?

Can a ankle sprain cause heel pain?

Yes: If you are compensating for the pain with weight bearing, then you can put more pressure on the heel and and have pain. You can also develop over use injuries such as plantar fascitis. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ankle sprain?

What is the treatment for ankle sprain?

Ankle Sprain: RICE
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

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How can I get treatment for my ankle sprain?

How can I get treatment for my ankle sprain?

See a podiatrist: Or try r.I.C.E yourself which would be rest, ice, compression (with an ace bandage or ankle brace) and elevation. (typically elevation implies above your hear level.). ...Read more

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When to return to play after an ankle sprain.?

When to return to play after an ankle sprain.?

Progressive return: Once your pain & swelling is under control, you regain full range of motion & strength... You can use a home exercise program in many cases (band exercises, stretching, and balance) to help with the early stages of recovery, but as you return to sport (w/ brace) you should make sure you are able to perform the basics, before you try to fully practice/ play. If pain persists see md & have an x-ray. ...Read more

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Remedy for severe ankle sprain and inflamation?

See specialist: You will get evalaution and treatment needed, in meantime, stay off it, try ice and advil (ibuprofen) if not contraindicated. Compressive bandageor taping. ...Read more

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What kind of treatment do you need for a high ankle sprain?

High ankle sprains: Need an xray and an MRI to really determine treatment

high ankle sprains are serious injuries that can lead to ankle instability

anything from a camwalker to surgery may be indicated

consult a specialist. ...Read more

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I have an ankle sprain that hasn't healed. Can motrin help?

See orthopedist: If you have an ankle sprain that has been painful for several weeks and is not improving I would recommend seeing an orthopedist. An evaluation and appropriate tests will help determine if there is internal damage that may require physical therapy or other forms of treatment. ...Read more

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Do you think I should go to hospital with grade 1 ankle sprain?

Do you think I should go to hospital with grade 1 ankle sprain?

Usually not needed: Ice, elevation, compression and rest should be sufficient treatment for mild sprains. ...Read more

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Ankle sprain on the outer bump (lateral malleolus), what to do?

RiCE: Rest, Ice 10-15 minutes on the site/5 off, elevate, ace wrap the ankle in the figure 8 fashion. If the sprain was severe I suggest seeing a Podiatrist to get an X-ray, to make sure there is no fracture. ...Read more

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I have a third degree ankle sprain and I can't move my toes. Normal?

I have a third degree ankle sprain and I can't move my toes. Normal?

No: No this is not normal. You need to see a podiatrist or orthopedist and get your ankle treated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about post mild ankle sprain, pain only when running?

See below: Running is and intense act with high impact to an already injured area. I would brace the ankle and use ice and compression after the run. You may want to curtail the time or distance of your run for now to allow the ankle to heal. ...Read more

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How can I distinguish between a torn ligament and a bad ankle sprain?

How can I distinguish between a torn ligament and a bad ankle sprain?

Can be the same...: HI! An ankle sprain can be a varying degree of tendon or ligament damage. Usually, if a ligament is badly injured / damaged there will / can be excessive ' loosenes' of the affected joint or exceesive motion between the two bones the ligament joins. This should be easily determined in most cases by a competent exam including various stress and range of motion testing ie: ankle anterior draw test. ...Read more

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Could it be okay for me to return to playing basketball after my ankle sprain?

Could it be okay for me to return to playing basketball after my ankle sprain?

May be uncomfortable: By doing so you will more than likely cause more harm. Give it some time to heal. ...Read more

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What are the most effective proprioception exercises for a deltoid ankle sprain?

What are the most effective proprioception exercises for a deltoid ankle sprain?

BAPS board: The baps board or balance board, or wobble board is the absolute best exercise for rebuilding and strengthening the ankle. You can start barefoot, progress to single leg standing on a pillow, then finally the wobble board as you get stronger. ...Read more

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What are the most effective strength training exercises after a deltoid ankle sprain?

What are the most effective strength training exercises after a deltoid ankle sprain?

Balance board!!: After recovery from an ankle sprain, whether deltoid or lateral ligaments, the most effective exercise I have found for my patients is the use of a balance board. They are cheap and effective in improving strength of the muscles/tendons around the ankle and improving proprioception. Always consult your physical therapist and foot/ankle specialist before new activities/exercises. Good luck! ...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. Mark Galland
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Splint (Definition)

A splint can be any type of external protection device designed to shield a bone or joint from injury. It may be used prophylactically to prevent injury or protect an injured bone or ...Read more