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What Should I Do For A Sprained Ankle
What should I do about my sprained ankle i was playing basketball a couple weeks ago and i rolled my ankle. I rested it and iced and put heat on it, and it felt fine so i got a brace and ran a 2 mile race. Now it is the worst it has ever been and i can po
What exercises should I do for a sprained ankle after 6 weeks? I tore a ligament. It's feeling back to normal-ish, but it's very tight.
Stretch; strengthen: Light resistance exercises like bike or swim, progressive stretching and strengthening with heat to warm up and ice to cool down. ...Read more
Ankle sprain: To heal a sprained ankle, it depends on the severity of the sprain. If its a chronically sprained ankle with constant pain and instability, it will take longer than a mild outside sprain. Usually 3-4 weeks of rest, icing, antiinflammatory meds (like advil or motrin), bracing or compressing wraps, with or without physical therapy should the starting treatment. Hope that helped! ...Read more
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
Ankle sprain: Your should rest, ice, compress and elevate the foot and ankle. You may also need a ankle brace to help support the ankle. If the pain does not decrease, you should see a doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Some suggestions: Using a resistance band around your forefoot, hold the ends of the band with your hand and gently push your ankle down as far as you can and then back to the starting position. Repeat 10 times. Tie the resistance bands around a fixed object and wrap the ends around your forefoot. Start with your foot pointing down and pull your ankle up as far as you can. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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