I sprained my ankle, is it okay if I walk on it?

NOT WITHOUT AN EVAL. I personally start with patients on crutches. Only a complete physical exam by a podiatrist or foot/ankle trained orthopedist will determine if weightbearing is ok. Some undertreated ankle sprains NEVER get better. Sincerely, Dr. Latva.

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I've sprained my ankle, what could help me walk around without my ankle hurting?

Ankle Pain. A walking boot and/or crutches would be the most effective way to decrease pain and keep being ambulatory. You may need to discuss treatment options with your physician. Read more...

I fell down in a park while and sprained my ankle. I put ice but It still is hurting. What should I do as I can't walk! ?

See a doctor. While rest and ice will help with an "ankle sprain," if you are unable to walk then I would consult a doctor for x rays and evaluation of your ankle. A walking boot would also be a good idea in the meantime so that your ankle can rest. Read more...

I sprained my ankle and can't walk, I have school and I'm on the third floor. Should I go? I have exams.

Does your . School have an elevator? If so you can use crutches...and get a nite for an elevator pass. If you don't have an elevator, you can go to school with crutches and get a nite that you may be late to classes and go up stares gingerly or on your backside..... Read more...
Tough it up. You sprained your ankle , and that's certainly a problem. But clearly, getting around is possible, either with crutches or a wheel chair. I can see no reason, other than extreme pain, that should stop you from going to school, especially during exam time. You need to rest, ice, elevate your ankle to assist with your recovery. Read more...
Ankle Sprain. Ankle sprains are very common injuries. There's a good chance that while playing as a child or stepping on an uneven surface as an adult you sprained your ankle--some 25,000 people do it every day.? Read more...

I sorta sprained my ankle and I can't really walk that well, do you think I need to wear an ACE bandage?

No. An ace bandage does not immobilize an ankle. It can help with swelling to some degree, but it is not imperative after an ankle sprain. The most important thing to do is to get plugged in for ankle physical therapy to strengthen the tendons around your ankle in order to help stabilize your ankle and help prevent recurrent sprains. Read more...
Have it evaluated. Ace wraps can provide some compression and slight immobilization, but you should have it evaluated if you can not walk well. Rice: rest, ice, compression and elevation. You may need more immobilzation than just an ace wrap. Sometimes, a brace or cast boot would be a better options. See your foot specialists for evaluation. Dr l. Read more...

I sprained my ankle a few days ago and now whenever I walk on it I feel very nauseous are these two things related?

Potentially. In some patients, severe pain can tend to bring on nausea. If the only time you are having nausea is when you are walking on your painful ankle, them it could potentially be related. On the other hand, there are multiple potential causes of nausea, so I would not hesitate to be seen. Read more...

I've had a high ankle sprain for a couple of weeks and I am still in pain. Should I continue to walk (limp), or use crutches?

Immobilize. Rest, elevate, immobilize and see your doctor. Read more...
Cast or brace. Typically these are treated in a cast or brace for several weeks depending on severity. Read more...
See a physician. You should consult your physician and get x-ray done. Your symptoms are probably caused due an ankle sprain. Your physician can prescribe you some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication and and or physical therapy if there's no fracture which will help to alleviate your pain and walk normally. Read more...
Ask your doctor. You should be under an orthopedist's management for this difficult condition. Resolution may take 2-3 months, especially if not properly managed. Read more...