An ankle sprain occurs when the ankle slips or twists in an unexpected way. It can cause pain, swelling, and the person may feel uncomfortable while walking (limited range of motion) due to the tear in the ligaments that help the ankles to hold the bone. It will get better by taking rest, giving ice packs, and taking pain relievers.
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How can I strengthen my ankles?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 and play hockey 3 to 4 times a week. Three years ago, I sprained my right ankle (inversion), by jumping over a fence and landing on the outside of my ankle. I had never sprained my ankle before, so I did not understand the appropriate treatment and recovery. So, three days lat... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Giving a brief into the ligament injury which happens in the ankle. Usually, ankle injuries are ignored. Also, no proper rehabilitation is done for the same. So ankle becomes prone to injuries again and again. Let me put in this way. Ligaments do not heal as a soft tissu... Read Full »
I sprained my ankle thrice within three months in the same place. Why?
Query: Hi doctor, I sprained my ankle thrice within three months in the same place. I applied ice at that time. But I still fall from twisting my ankle. Should I get an X-ray of my ankle? Should I consult a chiropractor? Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. I feel your ankle is not getting enough support from the muscles, which could have got inhibited during earlier episodes of your ankle sprain. I would like to know if you have any episodes of your ankle giving way or ... Read Full »
Why do I have extreme pain and unable to bear weight on my grade 3 sprained ankle?
Query: Hi doctor,I am a male with a weight of 72 kilograms and a height of five feet nine inches. I have a grade 3 sprained ankle. On the first day, I had a severe swelling with a size of a softball as well as bruising. It started to appear overnight. On the fourth day, I consulted a doctor and took X-rays... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the information, I suggest you follow PRICE protocol. Follow protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation. I suggest you wear ankle support or brace or taping the ankle to have more stability and thus it accelerates healing. Try to move the foot within t... Read Full »
Is it normal for an ankle to swell and look bruised after a year of an ankle sprain?
Query: Hi doctor, I am having some concerning issues with my ankle right now. I had sprained my ankle a year ago, and I did not let it heal properly, and have had some minor pain and popping in that ankle. I can sometimes even feel my tendons rub up against my bone. I did not really care until the pain go... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your concern. In my opinion, you might have some imbalances due to improper healing of the ankle leading to the loading of other structures around the ankle. You could have shared the scan report to give us more insight into your injury. As it is difficul... Read Full »
Please help me get rid of pain due to ankle sprain.
Query: Hi doctor,I have chronic ankle sprains in both the ankles. I have this for maybe a year now. I went to PT and have been doing exercises. But, about a week ago, my ankle began to pop. It is happening once in a while. It really hurts and I have to pause for a couple minutes for the pain to settle. Is ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hope this message finds you in good health. I have gone through your complaints and understand your concern. I generally see many cases like this in my clinic. I give them a splint, rest, analgesics, anti-inflammatory tablets and ice pack till the swelling reduces to som... Read Full »
What can I do for knee pain, loose joints, repetitive sprained ankles and hip tightness?
Query: Hello doctor,What can I do for knee pain and lose joints and repetitive sprained ankles and hip tightness? I am a 15-year-old girl, and I have major knee pain that comes and goes. It is always swollen. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would advise you to start strengthening your muscles by doing simple stability exercises and slowly progress to weight training. Have an adequately supervised session for a while to avoid any compensation of movements. Once muscles get stronger, you will get good s... Read Full »