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Unable To Move Foot Sideways After Ankle Sprain
Ankle sprain, pain gets worse at night when I lie down and I always wake up in the night after I've moved my foot in an awkward position, help please?
Keep free & elevate: Staying in a position for a prolonged period can cause a sprained ankle to feel stiff and aggravate pain. You can try keeping the ankle out from under the covers so it's not "restricted" or could try elevating it up on a couple pillows while sleeping - elevation also helps with relieving swelling and overall pain. ...Read more
-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
No: No this is not normal. You need to see a podiatrist or orthopedist and get your ankle treated. ...Read more
No: Return to your doctor for further treatment. ...Read more
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
I have a third degree ankle sprain, been 8 weeks and I can't walk. I also can't move my last three toes what do I do?
See your doctor: The toe dysfunction may be related to your immobilization. However, this is a challenging question to answer without knowing more about your injury and examining you. Rehab/physical therapy is imperative after just about every ankle sprain. There's a good chance that rehab. Will also get those toes moving again. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of peroneal nerve compressed? Can it occur from ankle sprain? Fibula possibly moved and pinched nerve.
Nerve impingement: Unlikely, that the fibular bone moved to pinch a nerve. The peroneal nerve (superficial peroneal nerve) is located in the skin and can be impinged through swelling resulting from an ankle sprain. The bone, ligaments, muscle, tendons are deeper than the skin, but the swelling associated with injury can cause shooting pain, burning, tingling, and numbness. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Used R shoulder for support -walking stick for a few days coz of ankle sprain. Back n top of R shoulder painful even when sleep or moved. Treatment?
8 weeks after l ankle sprain. Now l ptt pain n lower back pain that moves around (r, center, tailbone) when I walk. Complications of ankle sprain?
How long does it take for a moderate ankle sprain to recover? I have had a history of foot and ankle problems over the past 20 years.
4-6 weeks: Recovery times vary from person to person but 4-6 weeks is average. It is very important to rest and immobilize your ankle at first for proper recovery and ligament healing. I recommend you see a podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
After an acute ankle sprain the rule is price. Protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation. This will help to reduce the swelling, but you have to be proactive and consistent.
Stay off the ankle, and reduce activity which causes the ligaments to 'stretch' out. You want to protect the structures, and keep the ice on through the first week. Physical therapy can help a great deal as well. ...Read more
If it's bad, as you say, bruising is part of the process. But, the question remains, did you do damage to ligaments, or even break a bone? 40% of TREATED ankle sprains continue to have lingering problems. See a podiatrist.
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I have a grade 3 ankle sprain hurt it a month ago and now my hole foot is freezing cold...what should I do?
X-ray: Is next logical step....Get a more detailed answer ›
My daughter has a grade 2 ankle sprain that she did Tuesday. Is it normal that she has new swelling in her foot?
Yes: Ankle and foot swelling are normal with this injury ice and elevate ...Read more
Can your ankle be 4 inches above the socket is that normal and have a high ankle sprain? Is this normal and my foot is turned to the right
High ankle sprain: Is not normal. Your foot is turned to guard against pain. ...Read more
I had ankle sprain since last October. I stepped on other's foot during a basketball game. Nothing serious from x-ray report. How could I recover?
11weeks after an ankle sprain been going to pt and for the past 2 weeks I've been having numbness in my foot I feel it the most when laying down. What is the possible cause?
Scarring on nerve: The fact that there is numbness described leads me to believe that there is nerve compressed. After 11 weeks from an ankle sprain, pain should have subsided unless as part of the healing ligament, scar tissue formed and adhesions may have developed and are now compressing the adjacent nerve. Get your ankle examined properly. An mri/ct would probably be best to examine the soft tissue. ...Read more
The top of my foot still swollen 2 weeks after ankle sprain. Shooting needle pain when guetting up after elevating it. What could this be?
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
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