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What Doctors Treat Ankle Sprains
Ankle Sprain: Typical interventions include rest, ice, compression, and elevation of the injured area. Stay off the foot completely for at least a week. Vitamin c & beta-carotene may help the body make more connective tissue; bromelain may decrease inflammation. Depending on specific symptoms, homeopathic remedies such as arnica, ruta, and bryonia can help. Also, turmeric may help reduce swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had a grade 3 ankle sprain, 10 weeks of pt still pain, weak, in stable and swelling. Doctor said i may have nerve damage? How is this treated?
Two thoughts...: If the ankle instability remains a chronic problem it can be treated with taping, bracing or surgery. Although you do not give any specifics on the location of the nerve injury there are a minority of ankle sprains that result in traction (neuropraxic) injuries to the superficial peroneal nerve. This is a sensory nerve on the top of the foot. See an orthopaedic surgeon: www.Aaos.Org. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sprained ankle 6 months ago went to doc he thinks I have cartilage or bone chip because of popping and loose joint hurts fair bit how to treat this?
Can doctors tell how many times you've sprained your ankle? How long ago it was? And how you did it?
Sprained ankle, not sure when to go back to the doctors as it doesn't seem to be getting better as I'm having to work and have no support in work. ?
Ankle Sprains Linger: A lingering ankle sprain may be a sign of a bigger problem. This can range from a torn tendon, ruptured and now insufficient ankle ligament, or cartilage damage form the ankle joint surface. A clinical exam, xray, and possible an MRI might be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Read below: I am not sure of her age, but if she is having pain to the area that seems more than normal and if the doctors think she should walk on it, as it is a minor sprain, than see a doctor to consider chronic regional pain syndrome. If this is a more significant sprain, than she would need to be in some sort of airbrace or cast. Revisit with your doctor to determine the extent of this conditon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When it is : Not painful......(unless your neuropathic).Get a more detailed answer ›
Grade I, II, and III: Grade i sprain is the most common and requires the least amount of treatment and recovery. The ligament damage has occurred without any significant instability developing. Grade ii injury is more severe and indicates that the ligament has been more significantly damaged, but there is no significant instability. Grade iii sprain is results in torn ligaments resulting in instability. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RICE: Rice. Rest- 24 to 28 hrs. Avoid activities that require use of your ankle. Ice- for first 2 days after injury, apply ice for 15 to 20 minutes every few hours. A bag of frozen peas is good. Compression- you can wrap your foot, ankle & lower leg with an ace wrap. Make sure it is not so tight that it decreases your circulation. Elevate- elevate ankle above your heart. Can prop on a pillow. ...Read more
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