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Ankle sprain

Ankle ligament teared 3 months back and pain is still there..did physio also..tell me what I have to do
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Most ankle injuries get better with rest, ice packs, painkillers and physiotherapy with no long-term problems. However, in about 5-10% the pain and instability may continue beyond the usual healing time of 6 to 12 weeks. The ligaments may fail to heal properly and become weak, or there may be damage to the joint itself or some other structure nearby.
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It is important to be examined by an orthopaedic / Sports specialist to look for any signs that you have some other problem around your ankle, such as damage to the joint surface. Ankle examination will reveal if the ligaments are lax. Investigations may be required like special stress X-ray views, MRI scans to look for ligament damage and other causes of pain.
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The first treatment is a physiotherapy programme to re-train the proprioceptive nerves which are not working properly, by doing various exercises and activities. Exercises are also shown to stretching and strengthening of the muscles around the ankle. A moulded insole may be advised for your shoe to reduce extra stress on the ankle ligaments. An ankle brace may help to tighten up or replace the ligaments. Many people will find their ankle much more stable and comfortable with physiotherapy. If problems continue like pain and instability despite other measures an operation might be required.
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Dr. Vishwas Virmani Noida | Physiotherapist
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Stretch Calves . Stretch Calves Get a custom made insole. Hams Stretching. Sports Taping. Hot Fomentation.
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Arif Azam Kolkata | Physiotherapist
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c ankle joint is basically a weight bearing balances activities duty region..so it may takes 6 months also..rest,
bandage,
contrast bath rx,
anti swelling drugs also may helpful in some cases..
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Do a MRI..
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If swelling increases more..meet a nearby orthopaedic podiatrist specialist.
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Dr. Anuradha Sharma Noida | Orthopedic Physiotherapist
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Keep continue physio.
Avoid long standing.
Avoid strain.
Keep bandage.
Avoid exercise till relief
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Dr. Amol Kadu Nagpur | Orthopedist
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if its not improving after 3 months , you need to consult any orthoapedic surgeona dnif necessary get MRI done.
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Dr. Naveen Babu (PT) Hyderabad | Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist
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It may b ligament Sprain & need to fix it proper protocol.....check out website : www.vphysiomend.com
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