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Ankle injury - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help
User :   hi
User :   ok
Doctor :   s
User :   I just injury my ankle and I went to my charprator
User :   and he put therey on my ankle that made it hurt
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--

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User :   I think he know what worng
User :   20,female, I work at a fast food place
Doctor :   do you mean to say chiropractor
User :   .single
User :   Yes
Doctor :   ok
User :   He told me to put on ice on it it turns purple
User :   I want to use not sure what to do
Doctor :   can you tell me the onset duration and progress
User :   I think I stain it he said I just inittaded
User :   ok
User :   it a thur I was at work my roll over and pop
User :   and I infoed it
User :   at the time I was takeing pain med
Doctor :   i cant understand your condition please be specific w
Doctor :   in your question in a simple sentence
User :   fri after work it I should walk
User :   I not sure what to do?
User :   sat and sun I was in a lot pain
User :   and now
User :   it I can walk only with a wrap
Doctor :   Applying ice to the injury will do more for most people than medications.
Doctor :   Ice counteracts the increased blood flow to the injured area.

Doctor :   It reduces the swelling, redness, and warmth.
Doctor :   Applied soon after the injury, ice prevents much of the inflammation from developing.

User :   it is not swelling
User :   it is cold
User :   and if I take the wrap off I can not walk
Doctor :   Do you mean say yoiu have purple
Doctor :   color on the skin
User :   yes
User :   after ice
Doctor :   Do not apply ice directly to the skin. Use a towel between the ice and the injury, or use an ice bag. Apply ice for 20 minutes at a time, with at least 30 minutes between applications.
Doctor :   the purple color will slowly fades away
Doctor :   You should not apply direct ice
User :   course I did not

User :   I only had ice on for 15min
User :   or 10min
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you cannot walk on the injured ankle within a week of the injury.
Doctor :   ankle continues to hurt after two weeks.
User :   ok

Doctor :   for this yoiu can take motrin
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ankle sprain prevention can be as simple as wearing the right shoes

Doctor :   High heels or platform shoes are not the best choice if you're trying to prevent an ankle sprain
Doctor :   wear stable shoes that give your ankle proper support.
User :   ok I resently bought a new shoes

User :   my shoe size is 7 1/2
Doctor :   Ok,
Doctor :   Please fill this form and say done after done
Doctor :   No matter what the shoe size is
User :   but I bought size 8 W
User :   in this no silp shoe
User :   they are lose
Doctor :   k
User :   you think that should be a promble
User :   ?
Doctor :   Shoe is the commonest cause of ankle sprain
User :   really
Doctor :   Always wear stable shoes that give your ankle proper support. High-top basketball shoes are a good choice.
User :   ok
Doctor :   were all your questions answered?
User :   Yes, Thanks I am going to see my foot doctor about that.

Doctor :   thats good
User :   Thanks you were really helpful
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User :   ok

User :   Thanks God bless
User :   bye for now

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