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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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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...Read more


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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?

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 more

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Should i go to the doctor for a sprained ankle?

Should i go to the doctor for a sprained ankle?

YES: When people treat themselves, the pain can linger for a long time; sometimes the pain never goes away. People don't take sprains seriously. So, the final answer is yes, see a doctor. At least they can tell you there is nothing to worry about. Dr. Latva ...Read more

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My daughter sprained her ankle last monday, but still won't use even on 2 doctors advice.?

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 more

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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. ?

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 more

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Do you think I should go to the doctor for my sprained ankle?

Do you think I should go to the doctor for my sprained ankle?

Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a third degree ankle sprain?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a third degree ankle sprain?

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 more

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