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What are the chances my grade 2 ankle sprain will heal in a month?

What are the chances my grade 2 ankle sprain will heal in a month?

Pretty good: Ankle ligaments take about six weeks to fully heal. In a month, you should be feeling pretty good with no limitations in day to day activities. High demand activities such as soccer, basketball, etc may still cause soreness. Modify activity pain permitting. ...Read more

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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 do I get rid of scar tissue in ankle from previous sprains without surgery? There is still a raised portion in ankle 2 years later.

How do I get rid of scar tissue in ankle from previous sprains without surgery? There is still a raised portion in ankle 2 years later.

You don't: You really can't get rid of internal scar tissue without physically removing them like in surgery. However, I don't think the "raised portion" is scar tissue. It's most likely a ganglion, lipoma, etc..., possibly triggered by the ankle injury. ...Read more

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How can I tell what grade my ankle sprain is and what are the recovery period for each grade?

How can I tell what grade my ankle sprain is and what are the recovery period for each grade?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What happens to the muscle when it is sprained? I'm a track sprinter and had high ankle sprains on both of my ankles. Will they ever recoperate?

What happens to the muscle when it is sprained?  I'm a track sprinter and had high ankle sprains on both of my ankles.  Will they ever recoperate?

Muscle atrophies....: After a sprain the supporting muscle atrophies or "shrinks and weakens". One must aggressively rehabiliate the affected muscle. This is initially done with physical therapy and later it is continued with a home exercise program. It will take you many months to get the full strength, size and tone of the muscle back and that is if you do the exercise regularly. Seek a physical therapy eval. ...Read more

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If a cast for a dislocated ankle and broken fibula is removed prematurely and the same ankle brakes again within days, what is the likely outcome?

If a cast for a dislocated ankle and broken fibula is removed prematurely and the same ankle brakes again within days, what is the likely outcome?

Cast Away !!!: Probably a more aggressive surgical intervention with a prolonged healing time. A more permanent degree of swelling and possibility of developing a chronically disagreeable ankle. ...Read more

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I have been told I have a grade 1 tear of the ligament of the right index finger , how long does it take to heal ?

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I have been told I have a grade 1 tear of the ligament of the right index finger , how long does it take to heal ?

Varies.: Typically a grade 1 means there is pain with minimal injury to the ligament. If there is an actual tear, the grade goes up to a grade 2 or 3. Healing varies per person. When there is full range of motion, no swelling, and equal strength compared to your opposite hand, then it is safe to return to sports. ...Read more

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I have a 2 cm fracture of my knee. Where the knee meets the tibia. The fracture is on the tibial plateau. Recovery time typically how long? Is Casting typical? Been on bed rest with a knee immobilizer. When will i be able to not prop my leg up for circula

I have a 2 cm fracture of my knee. Where the knee meets the tibia. The fracture is on the tibial plateau. Recovery time typically how long? Is Casting typical? Been on bed rest with a knee immobilizer. When will i be able to not prop my leg up for circula

It depends: Many tibial plateau fractures can be treated non operatively. Casting is not typical but often times a brace is used. Surgery is often needed for depressed and displaced tibial plateau fractures. Usually both a CT scan and x-rays are both needed to fully evaluate the fracture pattern. ...Read more

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How long does it take for ligaments to heal? I fell on my knee 2 months ago and was put in a knee immboizer and on crutches. The X-ray showed nobreak so the ER doc said it was ligaments. Mmost of the swelling is gone and the bruise is gone but there is st

How long does it take for ligaments to heal? I fell on my knee 2 months ago and was put in a knee immboizer and on crutches. The X-ray showed nobreak so the ER doc said it was ligaments. Mmost of the swelling is gone and the bruise is gone but there is st

Can : Can you afford to be crippled? You should be doing a lot better by now. This degree of pain is not normal. You need to be examined by an orthopedist and have additional treatment.There is a very strong possibility that you will require a knee arthroscopy. ...Read more

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How long and how do you heal knee bone contusions? I have bruising on the patella, and the end of the femur. From an injury i suffered 2 yrs ago.

How long and how do you heal knee bone contusions? I have bruising on the patella, and the end of the femur. From an injury i suffered 2 yrs ago.

Usually 6-8 weeks: You are way outside the window for calling it due to a bone bruise--should be seen by an orthopedist for history, exam & likely new x-rays to see what is going on. It may be trying to tell you something. ...Read more

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I had a ACL repair 2 yrs ago. What are the chances the screw in my bone would come back out?

I had a ACL repair 2 yrs ago. What are the chances the screw in my bone would come back out?

It's possible: It is possible that your screw can work its way out, or cause discomfort in situ. If this happens, talk with your surgeon, as he/she may be able to easily remove the screw if your repair has sufficiently healed. This usually requires local anesthesia with sedation, or occassionally a general anesthesia to quickly remove the screw. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a grade 2 rcl sprain in the thumb? It's been 7 weeks since I fell and haven't been to the dr yet.

What are the symptoms of a grade 2 rcl sprain in the thumb? It's been 7 weeks since I fell and haven't been to the dr yet.

Moderate sprain.: A grade 1 RCL sprain is mild & not associated with loss of the thumb MCP joint stability. A grade 2 sprain usually involves a lot of pain & swelling. There could be bruising around the thumb & possible laxity of the joint. A grade 3 sprain can be very painful, & there is complete disruption of the joint, leading to joint instability. See a doctor for proper Dx & Rx of your thumb sprain. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle 2 mos. ago and there is still slight pain a little swelling in the Achilles Tendon. Any guesses how much longer it'll take to heal?

I sprained my ankle 2 mos. ago and there is still slight pain a little swelling in the Achilles Tendon. Any guesses how much longer it'll take to heal?

Not healed...: As ankle sprains can come in varying degrees of severity, from very mild to very extreme, it is hard to tell just how long it will take you ankle to totally heel. More concerning, is that you are having some issues with your Achilles tendon. Your tendon may be showing signs of an early tendinitis, due to the change in tendon function. This change could be secondary to the unresolved ankle injury. ...Read more

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I have a broken fibula and facing surgery or leg cast for 6 weeks. What is the healing time of surgery and what are benefits of it over the cast?

I have a broken fibula and facing surgery or leg cast for 6 weeks.  What is the healing time of surgery and what are benefits of it over the cast?

Better results: The results that you can receive are dependent on the extent of the injury that you have. You are young and pending on the type of fracture (aligned ?, stable ? Involving the joint ?) all come into play when deciding if surgery is better than cast. That being said, in general surgery has a better shot of providing a better out come. Your surgeon is in the best position to advise you. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery from a lisfranc injury? 18 months ago i suffered a lisfranc injury. I had surgery the 10th day (had to wait for the swelling to go down some) and have 2 plates and screws installed. I have lost my arch, and my foot doesn't look l

How long is the recovery from a lisfranc injury? 18 months ago i  suffered a lisfranc injury. I had surgery the 10th day (had to wait for the swelling to go down some) and have 2 plates and screws installed. I have lost my arch, and my foot doesn't look l

A serrious injury: A lot of nfl players get them, santoio holms, cedrick benson texans 1/4 back. They r often missed or surgery delayed 4 a long time. U were lucky 2 have it licked up and treated.18 mos. Is a long time, but if the trauma was severe enough, arthritic changes r possible. C ur surgeon. ...Read more

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I went to the hospital and they put on a soft cast two weeks after i had an ankle sprain but under the ball of the ankle hurts what do you think ?

I went to the hospital and they put on a soft cast two weeks after i had an ankle sprain but under the ball of the ankle hurts what do you think ?

It is unclear: If you still are wearing the soft cast if so it is time it is removed to see what is going on undernearhe ...Read more

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I have a complete rupture of the AFTL in my left ankle. Small ankle joint effusion also present. See ortho on Mon. Just want to know what to expect ?

I have a complete rupture of the AFTL in my left ankle. Small ankle joint effusion also present. See ortho on Mon. Just want to know what to expect
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Options: For complete tears I usually recommend surgical intervention in active patients. You can try to rehab it, but there will be residual instability for which you will still have chronic pain over the outside of the ankle. ...Read more

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I have a small tear in my ACL which caused a severe bone bruise . Its been 2 months, can't lock out my knee, have pain...How much longer to heal?

I have a small tear in my ACL which caused a severe bone bruise . Its been 2 months, can't lock out my knee, have pain...How much longer to heal?

See ortho: You need to see an orthopedic doctor and perhaps get some physical therapy since this may cause problems with muscle contracture and atrophy. Make an appt now since permanent damage may already have occurred. ...Read more

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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