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Sprained ankle, should I be signed off work?

Sprained ankle, should I be signed off work?

Depends: It depends in part on the severity of the injury and also the nature of what you do for an occupation. Don't hesitate to be seen. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-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


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What works most effectively to do for a sprained ankle?

What works most effectively to do for a sprained ankle?

Ice: After an ankle sprain you should protect, rest, ice, and elevate the ankle. Refrain from active activity, possible ankle brace, and slow range of motion after 48 hours. In some cases crutches and non-weight bearing may be necessary. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to heal a sprained ankle in 2 weeks?

What approaches work best to heal a sprained ankle in 2 weeks?

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 more

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I sprained my ankle at work, where should I go to get this fixed?

I sprained my ankle at work, where should I go to get this fixed?

Depends: Ankle sprain treatment varies depending on the severity of the injury. Some minor sprains do not need any medical treatment. On the other hand, if you're having significant pain, swelling, bruising and difficulty bearing weight on the involved limb, i recommend you see a healthcare professional for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I heard that using coflex helps a sprained ankle. How does that work, if it actually works?

I heard that using coflex helps a sprained ankle. How does that work, if it actually works?

Swelling: Coflex is a cohesive bandage.When you sprain your ankle and depending upon de degree of the sprainn will be swellling(edema)., the coflex by being cohesive help to control and decrease the swelling, however you should use others modalities to control swelling such as icing and iinmobilisation. ...Read more

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Sprained my ankle and I need to go to work tomorrow. What do I do to help heal this faster?

Sprained my ankle and I need to go to work tomorrow. What do I do to help heal this faster?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation are the standard initial treatments for a sprained ankle. If it seems severe, consider being seen to rule out an associated fracture. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle last week and it's. My first day back at work, i tripped and heard a loud pop. Should i go get checked out again?

I sprained my ankle last week and it's. My first day back at work, i tripped and heard a loud pop. Should i go get checked out again?

Yes: The popping of your foot or ankle during an injury may indicate that you have ligamentous, tendinous, or bony injury. Have your ankle looked at by a professional. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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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