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I hurt my left ankle after playing a sport and it is not healing. Why?


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Published At October 12, 2017
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I got a wound on my left ankle two weeks ago, while playing kabaddi and it is not getting cured. I did the basic first aid but still, there is no improvement. Please give me the reason and suggestion.

Answered by Shah Krishna Sunil


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I would like you to describe your wound, whether it is an open wound or a closed wound with swelling and blood clots. Have you gone for an X-Ray or MRI? Did you experience any twisting in your ankle while getting injured?

If it is an open wound, you will have to do a regular dressing with betadine ointment application twice a day and also rule out factors like diabetes since it is taking time to heal.

If it is a closed wound, you will have to keep an ice pack for 10 to 15 minutes twice or thrice a day and also start with ankle-toe exercises. Keep me updated so that I can help you with your problem.


For more information consult a physiotherapist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/physiotherapist

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Shah Krishna Sunil
Shah Krishna Sunil


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