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What Is A Jones Wrap For An Ankle
No it is not okay: Sometimes the injury is minor one, if you play after you wrapped it, more could happen and make the small injury major injury. ...Read more
Twisted left ankle in driveway, wrapped it and elevated it since last night. Whether I am on it or not still hurts. What should I do?
Twisted: See a podiatrist or orthopedist asap, you might have a fracture or torn ligament. Until the ice for 15 mob twice a day and crutches to limit stresses on the foot. ...Read more
My moms wrist started hurting 2 days ago and wrapped it today both of them started hurting and then her ankles started to hurt she is 45 is this bad?
Needs an exam: There could be a number of causes for these symptoms and one can only guess without examining her. It's best that she gets examined by her physician if these symptoms continue. ...Read more
I twisted my ankle 3weeks ago and it still hurts, a lot. I iced it, wrapped it and elevated as much as possible. Should go to my doc or wait?
Yes.: Anytime if pain persists you should seek medical advice for a physical exam and you may need to have an x-ray taken. Sometimes the physician can also give you a specific brace that may aid your recovery. Congratulations on using rest, ice, compression and elevation as this is often primary part of treatment. ...Read more
Sprained ankle 3 weeks ago still swollen and in pain is this normal in recovery? Have been using the price method and keeping it wrapped in banadge
Ankle Sprain: Not unusual to have it last 3 weeks, may last as long as 6-8 weeks if bad enough sprain. Some times sprains are significant enough to cause instability of the ankle. Physical therapy can help with the functional recovery from your ankle sprain and help prevent future sprains. Continue your current conservative care. Add range of motion exercises. If difficult in couple weeks get evaluated. ...Read more
What is wrong with my ankle? Rolled my ankle over a year ago and it was slightly swollen for a day. I wrapped it and the swelling went down. A few days after that is started hurting again and it hasn't stopped since. It is a deep pain in my ankle and it h
You may have torn a ligament. Ligaments don't show up on routine x-rays, so the only way to "see" them is by having an MRI of your ankle.
Unlike bone, ligaments receive a poor blood supply, so they take a long time to heal. If you have a little tear and have been walking around all this time on it, that could explain why you're still having a problem. I would encourage you to get an MRI and see what's going on with your ligaments.
Good luck! ...Read more
Are there any podiatrist here? Injured my left ankle, inner ankle. From distance running. Wraped for wks. And it's not gone. Help me please
Are there any pod: Please see a podiatrist or an orthopedist asap, if pain for weeks with wrapping, you might have a fracture or tear of the ankle ligaments/ tendons that will not improve with just wrapping and continued pressure on the foot and you will need x-rays, possibly an MRI and a cast as well as being off your foot with crutches, possibly surgery.I hope you are not trying to run with a painful ankle. ...Read more
I twisted my ankle, and now there's sharp pains in my ankle and foot, and a bit of my leg. I soaked it in cold water & wrapped it--what else can I do?
A week ago, I severely rolled my ankle. I have been icing it and keeping it wrapped. It is still swollen around the ankle bone. Did I tear a ligament?
You: May have a fracture or a torn ligament. You need x-rays and treatment. ...Read more
Sprained ankle this evening went to doctors they said its sprained wrapped it in ace bandage n aircast is she to sleep in the air cast?
Weird 1-ever seen an ankle sprain make skin turn tan and peel 4 weeks later? (no not sunburn) fell down stairs, ankles were wrapped during sun exposur
No unusual: The wrapping along with swelling of tye ankle can cause discoloration of the skin. When swelling goes down the skin tends to peel/slough. ...Read more
I had arthroscopic surgery on my ankle 3 weeks ago. Ankles wrapped or in a boot at all times. By incisions it is red and puffy w/ red welts norm?
Get checked: Sometimes, incisions will get reddened as they heal, but if it's sore, swollen or draining you should see your surgeon and have it checked. Good luck! ...Read more
Can posterior tibial tendonitis cause swelling in the shin as well as the ankle and instep? Orthotic used 3 months, now just wrapped, but swells more
Leg swelling: Swelling to the posterior tibial tendon usually occurs at the medial and lateral ankle at most if you now experiencing swelling at the shin it could be because your leg is doing more work causing the muscles to become irritated or overworked. You may need a professional to further explore the problems in your leg and tendon and possibly immobilize the leg. ...Read more
Burn, deep throb pain in soft area between inside ankle & heel. I have b -12 def neuropathy. Better when wrapped. Veins, clot? Left foot.
Ankle pain: Sounds like neuropathic pain which may be related to peripheral neuropathy or superimposed "tarsal tunnel syndrome". Treatment may involve removing compressive forces from the area (shoes), or controlling movement of ankle (orthotics), and/or the use of medications specific for the pain from nerves. Also in the same area are the tendons the go to your medial foot, and toes, can be tenosynovitis. ...Read more
Fell, twisted ankle+injured knee. Knee is painful, swollen, non-weight bearing. Iced, wrapped, and elevated. No med insurance. Is a doc visit needed?
Yes: Yes for evaluation, and did you trip or was there another cause for the fall. ...Read more
I sprained my ankle 4 days ago but yesterday it started bruising real bad and the bump of my ankle still hurts went to dr did an xray said it was just a sprain been taking ibprofuen put ice and keep it wrapped with an ACE bandage
Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. Once improved, mobilization and physical therapy can help restore strength and function. Healing times may vary. ...Read more
Strained Achilles and orth doctor wrapped foot/told him bad idea. Foot is very swollen and yellow/black/blue. Ice is making it worse. Can't see ankle bones. So much pain. Neuropthy worsening?
I sprained my ankle 7 weeks ago and it is still swollen and can't seem to bend it in all directions without pain. Tried ice and elevation, wrapping?
Unstable Ankle.: Ice, elevation and wrapping is the appropriate way to initiate the treatment of a sprained ankle, provided the "rest" element in not left out. (RICE). This works wonders for less serious ankle sprains, but will fall short for the more serious ones. In these situations, the damaged tissues need to be immobilized with some element of compression. A cam walker usually suffices. Time to seek expert. ...Read more
My son sprained his ankle a week ago, no swelling, ever. He has been able to do rom right from the onset. If wrapping can he resume activities?
Depends: On if symptoms are present and what activities he participates in. Consult with physician/specialist who will examine and make recommendations. ...Read more
I went for a run the other day and did too much. Both of my ankles still hurt and are swollen by the outside bone. Wrapping seems to help. Md yes/no?
I sprained my ankle almost a month ago, ive been icing it and wrapping it w/ an elastic bandage, it doesn't heal, I can walk, should I get it checked?
Cold, Cold Heart...: One thing you can do before you rush off to have it checked is stop putting ice on it. Ice is good for the immediate injury, but like all reducers of inflammation' it can have chilling effect on the healing rate. Try applying heat and see if the increased blood flow doesn't help. Ligaments have a poor blood supply, so too much cold application can slow the blood flow and slow healing. ...Read more
Pain top wrapping under foot at arch x1wk popped today when walking sharp pain ankle arch bottom foot pain on movement more side-side have to walk on heel no wt bear no visible defect what could it be?
My wife fell and broke her leg to day the tibia is split both bones are broke off of the ankle should she be in surgery tonight they wraped it and we are to call a surgen on monday is this right
As: As long as the skin is intact and the joint is not dislocated, it is okay to delay ankle fracture surgery several days. This allows the swelling to improve. She needs to elevate the ankle above her heart. Hopefully she has seen a surgeon by now. ...Read more
My foot hurts to bend it down. I have been elevating it and wrapped since this morning. What is wrong with my foot?
Crushed foot almost 3 wks ago. Xrays neg Wrapped and off it Swollen top and ball of ft. Turning red even when left unwrapped all night Why?
Inflamation: When a person gets a crush injury even tho no broken bones the soft tissue is crushed. This releases inflamatory products causing reddness. 3 wks later is may be a soft tissue infection and should be checked to see if it is inflammation from the injury or from an infection. ...Read more
I have acute lymphadema in my right leg, what can I do other than wrapping to bring the swelling down some days the discomfort is unbearable?
Options for treatmen: First and foremost, make sure it is lymphedema. If you do not have sharp cutoffs and lobulations but simple pitting swelling that affects the entire foot and leg, it is not lymphedema. The wrong treatment will hurt. Get to a wound care specialist that knows the disease. Treatments can include different types of wraps, pumps, lymphatic massage, etc. No diuretics or antibiotics. ...Read more
See doctor: If this is suddwn. Ir could be a vaacular problem see a doctor to evaluate for. Arterial or venous problems ...Read more
Hit top of my foot. Bulged up from bleeding under skin. What should I do? Goes down when wrapped and iced but if taken off bulges back up
Continue same.: I am assuming you don't have pain while you walk, because you need xrays to rule out a fracture. If not so then continue ice and use elastic bandage to continue to wrap it constantly. Keep your leg elevated when sitting or lying. Rest is important by avoiding to walk or use crutches. Please see a doctor if not better in 7 - 10 days. ...Read more