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How do integrative doctors treat ankle sprain?

How do integrative doctors treat ankle sprain?

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 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


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How do doctors treat ankle ligament injury?

How do doctors treat ankle ligament injury?

Depends on severity: It depends on if the ligaments are strained, partially or fully torn, and how many ligaments are injured. Treatment may include rest, ice, elastic ankle wraps, antiinflammatories and rest. More severe injuries may require immobilization or bracing. Physical therapy or surgery might be needed. See a podiatrist or orthopedist for more specific treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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What doctors treat foot pain?

What doctors treat foot pain?

Pick one: All doctors can treat foot pain. I would recommend a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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How do you treat tendonitis ankle pain?

Which tendon: Depending on the tendon involved and the nature of the condition itself as well the history of the problem and past treatments, treatment may be bracing, immobilization, casting, or surgery. ...Read more

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What do doctors do for ankle instability?

What do doctors do for ankle instability?

Brace: The simplest, and least expensive is to use a lace-up ankle brace from the pharmacy to give it extra support. ...Read more

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How should the doctor treat my MCL knee sprain?

How should the doctor treat my MCL knee sprain?

MCL sprain: It depends upon the severity and other associated injuries, such as meniscal tear, acl and PCL and lcl tear. A mild sprain (grade ! mcl) just requires rest/possible short term bracing. Isolated mcls usually don't require surgery. If surgery is being done for other reasons and the mcl is grade 3 (complete), then surgery can be entertained. ...Read more

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How do I treat foot and ankle injury?

Have an assessment: It's important that if there is a concern about a foot/ankle injury, you want an expert to evaluate and determine if there is any disruption in structure or if there is any normal function that is compromised. Proper triage, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation is important to keep you going. Left untreated, it can affect you long term. If in doubt, have it checked out. ...Read more

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What cause ankle sprains?

What cause ankle sprains?

See below: Either direct trauma or over stretching of the tendons and ligaments. ...Read more

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How to treat knee calf ankle pain?

How to treat knee calf ankle pain?

Instability: An orthotic or ankle brace may help to stabilize your feet and reduce the pain. ...Read more

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For ankle sprain do doctors suggest bedrest ?

For ankle sprain do doctors suggest bedrest ?

No: For ankle sprains, usually people can walk in a boot or some sort of brace. You do not need to stay in bed. ...Read more

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How do doctors treat a torn meniscus?

How do doctors treat a torn meniscus?

One of two ways: Some torn meniscus have to be trimmed to smooth margin because they will not heal if stitch them back. Some kind of meniscus tears, if you repair them they heal back. ...Read more

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How do sports medicine doctors evaluate a knee injury?

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How do sports medicine doctors evaluate a  knee injury?

Balanced approach: We try to take each individual patient as a whole. We take the history of the injury as well as overall conditioning very seriously, this goes along with the examination of the ligaments, areas or pain/tenderness, and ability to illicit pain (making it hurt in the office). Together, we take this information and apply it to your individual life situation to formulate a treatment plan. ...Read more

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How would you treat a grade 1 ankle sprain?

How would you treat a grade 1 ankle sprain?

T L C: We treat it with with removable cam boat which you could with and remove it when you want for three weeks.Motrin ...Read more

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Concerning knee ligament tears, how to treat?

Concerning knee ligament tears, how to treat?

Evaluation first: Evaluation by a Sports medicine or orthopedic specialist first. Based on results of eval the specialist may prescribe physical therapy, bracing or surgical repair. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How do you treat tendonitis in the Achilles heel?

How do you treat tendonitis in the Achilles heel?

Treatments: Common treatments for achilles tendonitis are gastroc/soleus stretches, heel lifts, anti-inflammatory medications, orthotics, and eccentric strengthening. I have been dealing with this condition myself for over five years, which was refractory to all the above. Newer treatments including ultrasounded guided tenotomy & prp really helped me. People are also now using stem cell treatments as well. ...Read more

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Are podiatrists trained to treat ulcers on the ankle?

Ankle ulcers: Podiatrist are trained to treat foot and ankle conditions. Depending on this date and nitrous are allowed to treat all conditions involving the lower leg but not including the knee. ...Read more

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