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What Is The Best Way To Sprain Your Ankle
-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
OTC Ankle brace: You're better off using an otc brace or splint that trying to tape yourself up at home. It's not as easy as the professional trainers make it look. You could also just see a podiatrist - many of us stock simple braces for simple sprains. These will protect the ligaments of the ankle - that's what they are designed for. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best way to i increase ankle strength. I have sprained and strained and torn muscles and ligaments and tendons so often they won't rebuild?
Rebuild : I would see a physical therapist that specializes in sports injuries and they will come up with a regimen plan for you to strengthen your ankles , keep in mind when you have an injury to a ligament and there are many around the ankle they do not heal with the same strength do to scar tissue formation that is not as strong as the original ligament. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: There is usually some type of trauma or injury followed by bruising, swelling and pain. ...Read more
More serious: The ligaments on the inside of the ankle are much stronger than those on the outside. It would be prudent to have an X-ray to make sure there was no bony damage. In the meantime, rest, ice, compression, and elevation are standard treatments. You may need to wear a boot or a brace depending on severity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do these: Rest, icing, elastic ankle bracing keeping off of it and over-the-counter pain relievers may provide some relief. If it is not showing further improvement, get it checked out by a podiatrist or orthopedist. You may have injured or irritated more than your ankle. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RICE: Rest it, ice it (bag of frozen veggies works in a pinch), compress it in an ace wrap or brace, elevate it as much as possible and take Ibuprofen or alleve to decrease the pain and swelling. If you cannot put any weight on it at all you should see your doctor. You may need crutches or further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ankle Sprain: If you can't walk on it, you might need an X-ray. At the very basics it's: Rest, Ice, Elevation, & Compression. Aleve (naproxen) 2 tabs twice daily or 4 ibuprofen every 8 hours for at least 3-5 days, perhaps longer if needed. If you can't walk on it, get an X-ray, and try to keep weight off it. ...Read moreSee 8 more doctor answers
What is the best treatment for a sprained ankle i've tried using a bag of ice i've also taken ibuprofen and have also tried heat with little effect ?
RICE: Initially, recommendations are to decrease the swelling with rest, ice, compression (like and ace bandage or foam) and elevation of the feet. Heat increases the swelling and will probably increase the pain until the swelling has gone down. Strengthening exercises once the swelling is down include writing the abc's with your ankle. You should also consider wearing a brace for risky activities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rest: You can't heal an injury. You can only remove the factors that prevent it from healing and allow it to heal on its own. Depending on the severity of ligament injury, it may take weeks/months to heal and you can't change that. Have it evaluated to be sure it doesn't need a splint or brace. Meanwhile rest/ice/compression/elevation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How should I protect my ankle from beig re-sprained before i return to action. What equipment should I use to wrap it up? What works best?
Yes: Ankle supports are made to treat sprained or weakle ankles. ...Read more
I sprained my ankle badly last night after falling down the stairs. How can I best manage the pain ?
Had inversion ankle sprain 3 1/2 weeks ago. The swelling is now gone and i can put weight on it. Is kt tape or regular tape best for return to soccer?
OTC Ankle brace: You're better off using an otc brace or splint that trying to tape yourself up at home. It's not as easy as the professional trainers make it look. You could also just see a podiatrist - many of us stock simple braces for simple sprains. These will protect the ligaments of the ankle - that's what they are designed for. ...Read more
Get examined: Have your ankle evaluated properly with a clinical examination as well as xrays. Don't try to treat this by yourself. ...Read more
Ankle sprain: Try resting it (for 1-2 weeks), icing, compressing wraps or bracing, and elevating your rolled ankle. Take otc antiinflammatory drugs like advil (ibuprofen) or Motrin as directed by the manufacturer to help. If clicking or feeling of ripping or instability, get it checked out by a doctor (podiatrist). Hope this was helpful! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RICE: Unfortunately, only time will heal a sprain. Simple things like rest, ice packs, compression wraps and elevation are helpful in the immediate setting. If this does not help, it may be helpful to see a podiatrist or foot and ankle orthopedist who can get xrays to ensure there are no breaks and properly immobilize you in an ankle brace or boot. ...Read more
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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