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Swelling after an ankle sprain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   Hi
User :   I got my ankle sprained
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Ok
User :   after like 1 hour there was a swelling

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but the swelling subsided after I put my feet in Hot Water
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Age - 31, Occuptation - Business, Location - Bangalore, Marital Status - married
User :   How do you know it was a sprain
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I mean I do not know, I put my feet in a pot hole and my ankle got twisted
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How long back was this
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and I fell down,
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and I fell down
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Now when I walk I cant put pressure on my feet
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Can it be something serious ?
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I need to know how long back was this
User :   11:00 AM in the morning
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And now the swelling is gone
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Yes lot of it
User :   Ok, since it has not been more than 5 hours you will not be able to walk

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You may be either have an ankle strain most likely and not a sprain
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So what do you suggest now ? Shall I wait and observe
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But you may need to get yourself examined by an orthopedician
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Did you take any medicines
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No I have not taken any medicines, I had applied Moov
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I had also put crepe bandage for around 2 hours
User :   You have treated yourself without any medical advise
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Yes but I thought these are basic things
User :   Ok, but if it is third degree sprain you will need a cast and I would suggest you to go to an orthopaedician
User :   You may also have a partial tear so try to get medical advise soon after an examination

User :   Keep your limb elevated and apply ice packs to it

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But is it a third degree sprain ? Is there any symptom for third degree pain
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The diagnosis can only be made by examination
User :   ok
User :   That's fine, but try to get to a specialist when it is possible for you, the things you mentioned are indeed basic

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Can I try to walk or shall i rest ?
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You should not attempt to walk, also you can take Dolo 650 for the pain
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ok
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Keep your limb elevated
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Is there anything else?
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Can I ask why ? just for knowledge sake
User :   I dont know for what you are asking why?

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Why to keep the limb elevated ?
User :   To reduce the swelling

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Bye for now
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