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I have an ankle sprain that hasn't healed. Can motrin help?

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Dr. Kevin Stone
Sports Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: See orthopedist

If you have an ankle sprain that has been painful for several weeks and is not improving i would recommend seeing an orthopedist.
An evaluation and appropriate tests will help determine if there is internal damage that may require physical therapy or other forms of treatment.

In brief: See orthopedist

If you have an ankle sprain that has been painful for several weeks and is not improving i would recommend seeing an orthopedist.
An evaluation and appropriate tests will help determine if there is internal damage that may require physical therapy or other forms of treatment.
Dr. Kevin Stone
Dr. Kevin Stone
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In brief: Stress test/mri

Hopefully you followed your doctor's advice.
You may need x-ray stress tests or an MRI.

In brief: Stress test/mri

Hopefully you followed your doctor's advice.
You may need x-ray stress tests or an MRI.
Dr. Darrell Latva
Dr. Darrell Latva
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Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Pain relief

Motrin can help for pain relief but will not help for symptoms of instability from ligament damage.
If you continue to have pain and/or ankle instability, i recommend you see an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment.

In brief: Pain relief

Motrin can help for pain relief but will not help for symptoms of instability from ligament damage.
If you continue to have pain and/or ankle instability, i recommend you see an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment.
Dr. David Bloome
Dr. David Bloome
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2 comments
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
I don't recommend Motrin for ankle sprain. Taping and support should be used while there is instability. Physical Therapy will help. Prolotherapy injections help instability persisting 3 months. Orthopedic reassessment and imaging needed if problem persists because of foot deformities or swelling.
Dr. David Bloome
Anti-inflammatories and/or Tylenol is acceptable treatment for pain after an ankle sprain.
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