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Ankle injury. How bad is it and how long will injury take?

Hello, I have a few questions regarding an ankle injury. This morning in P.E. class I was playing basketball. I started walking and my foot basically gave out causing me to crill my ankle. I was wondering if you could give me some insight on how bad the crill may be and how long a recovery will take. I have crill this ankle several times before but never as worse as today.
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

The primary management of ankle injuries is as follows -
* Protection - of the injured area by a splint or support
* Rest - to the affected area by avoiding impact activities
* Ice - packing to alleviate the pain
* Compression - elastic bandage around the affected area
* Elevation - of limb to reduce the swelling
* Analgesic & antiinflammatory medications as needed

An xray of the ankle joint is needed to ruleout any bony injury

If symptoms still persist, consult an orthopedic surgeon and follow his advice

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Fri, 2 Aug 2013
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Diabetologist Dr. Basheer Ahamed's  Response

Ankle is a complexed joint supported by many ligaments.

Ankle is prone for injuries when it is not supported properly during games like basketball because it involves lot of running and jumping.

Repeated ankle injuries in the past makes your ankle joint week and prone for more injuries.

You may need

1. Rest
2. Physiotherapy
3. External support
4. X ray/MRI of the ankle.
5. Analgesic for pain.

Consult an Orthopedician.
Answered: Fri, 2 Aug 2013
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