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Do I see a general doctor for an ankle sprain or sore joints?

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Dr. Neeraj Gupta
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Yes

A general doctor can treat an ankle sprain.
They can initiate x-rays to make sure there is no fracture and prescribe physical therapy. If you are not improving by 6-8 weeks, then an orthopaedic evaluation can be considered.

In brief: Yes

A general doctor can treat an ankle sprain.
They can initiate x-rays to make sure there is no fracture and prescribe physical therapy. If you are not improving by 6-8 weeks, then an orthopaedic evaluation can be considered.
Dr. Neeraj Gupta
Dr. Neeraj Gupta
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry

In brief: Specialist

If you are able make an appointment directly with a specialist for the ankle.
Either a podiatrist with rear foot training or a foot/ ankle orthopedist.

In brief: Specialist

If you are able make an appointment directly with a specialist for the ankle.
Either a podiatrist with rear foot training or a foot/ ankle orthopedist.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Ankle sprain

One time sprain - yes.
Multiple joints, recurrent - can start of with a general doctor first.

In brief: Ankle sprain

One time sprain - yes.
Multiple joints, recurrent - can start of with a general doctor first.
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
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