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Ankle sprain since last one week
I've been having ankle sprain since last one week and there is difficulty in walking. My ankle has twisted four times this week and situation has become worse.
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Do visit a Physiotherapist As soon as possible to know the exact condition of the ankle,the severity of injury and the grade of ligament tear.Also the physio will suggest if an Mri is needed and accordingly start the physiotherapy
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For now you can tie an crepe bandage or an ankle binder and ice application will help to decrease the pain and swelling
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Hello. Have you had a foot & ankle examination by an orthopaedic surgeon to ensure there is no fracture? Sometimes you may need an xray. If fracture is ruled out & a diagnosis of sprain is confirmed clinically, then initial treatment is careful mobilisation with ankle exercises (physiotherapy) to promote healing. Immobilisation in a cast is only required in a severe (grade 2/3) sprain to give an initial period of rest up to 10-12 days. If you continue to have instability (recurrent twisting), then a further clinical assessment is required to assess need for an MR scan. A rare but significant injury is when recurrent instability is a result of complete rupture of ligaments around ankle- and this requires surgical reconstruction of ligaments but is not an emergency operation.
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Please see an orthopaedic surgeon.
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