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Ankle sprain

My ankle was Sprained around 18 days back got swelling in ankle area. I have consulted an ortho doctor. After observing X-Ray he told no fractured are there only ankle was sprained. He prescribed following tabs Dolanzen And lormoto 8 tabs for 2 weeks. It been close to 18 days i am feeling less pain but i am not able to walk properly. Still some Swelling is there. In general how many days it will take to recover from sprain? Is the medication is proper? What should do now to get rid of my ankle swelling.
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Dr. Vandana Chauhan (PT) Noida | Physiotherapist
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it is because of the ligamentous injury and creates pain and swelling . ain and swelling subsides with time leaves the muscle weakness which takes time and recovers only by the exercises done by the physiotherapist.
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go to a physiotherapist and take the treatment. Ultrasonic therapy helps in healing of ligament and muscle stretched or inflamed,heat(wax) therapy increases blood circulation and TENS helps in relieving pain,Exercises will increase the muscle strength.Do it for at least 2-3 weeks.You will get the relief for sure... take care.
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Dr. Saseendar Chennai | Sports Medicine Surgeon
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Hi Ankle Spain can be divided into three grades - Grades 1, 2 and 3 in increasing order of severity. The the grades behave differently in relation to one another.
In general minor sprains can heal in 2 weeks, but more severe ones can take 6 weeks to 3 months to completely heal.
Apply ice packs generously, avoid jerky movements/ kicking, use a crepe bandage. These can help allow your ligaments to heal.
Hope that helps,
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Crepe bandage, ice
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Avoid kicking/ pivoting
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Dr. Rajiv Mehta Delhi | Physiotherapist
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Healing of any injury will not be completed unless u take few sessions of physiotherapy. As every healing tissue has a pattern of healing that only therapy can speed up. Visit www.physiotherapistdelhi.in to know more.
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Apply compression bandage for a month and elevate the limb in night. These will heal by a month
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Dr. Abhishek Kumar Noida | Orthopedic Surgeon
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I also think you are having ankle sprain which is healing and will take its own time provided you give adequate rest ,do apply ice packs and a few medicine on SOS basis.
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wait for healung
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Rest Ice Compression Elevation(RICE)
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Dr. Tanuj Garg Noida | Physiotherapist
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Kindly take physiotherapy sessions for a week and go for cold fermentation , Ultrasonic therapy and LASER therapy...get well soon and take care..
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Dr. Anuradha Sharma Noida | Orthopedic Physiotherapist
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Tk physiotherapy treatment for 1 week  for normal walk
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ANUJ D BHARUKA Delhi | Orthopedic Surgeon
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Most likely ur diagnosis is anterior talofibular ligament sprain which is quite common in ankle sprain. It takes arund 4-5 weeks to get healed.. U shuld avoid excessive weight bearing and shuld use good footwear for walking. Take tablet signoflam 3 times a day go reduce the swelling....
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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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Dr. Chethan R S Bangalore | General Physician
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Hello there.... Outcomes for ankle sprains are generally quite good. With proper treatment, most patients are able to resume their day-to-day activities after a period of time. Most importantly, successful outcomes are dependent upon patient commitment to rehabilitation exercises. Incomplete rehabilitation is the most common cause of chronic ankle instability after a sprain. ....
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