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Ankle sprain due to running - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Plz go head with your query
User :   since 10k run, i am getting pain in my foot whenever i walk for more than 1k
User :   can you please suggest what should I do
Doctor :   There are few possibilities
User :   pain
User :   i am afraid of going to run/aerobics because of this
Doctor :   Plz hold
Doctor :   Plz hold
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is the pain happening only after 10 k running
Doctor :   or before it
User :   i did practise before it..
Doctor :   so when was the pain started?
Doctor :   before or after
User :   3 days before it..
Doctor :   Do you have tenderness in foor
Doctor :   *foot
User :   what exactly mean by that
Doctor :   Is there any specific location here u feel more tenderness/pain in foot
User :   yes...ankle part
Doctor :   both ankles or one
User :   i have used ankle, knee caps
User :   just one
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Ankle sprains are common injuries that runners experience.
User :   left ankle
Doctor :   Early recognition and treatment of this problem will help speed your recovery from ankle ligament injuries.
Doctor :   1 Rest 2 , For the first 48 hours post-injury, ice pack and elevate the ankle sprain 20 minutes at a time every 3-4 hours. The ice pack can be a bag of frozen vegetables (peas or corn), allowing you to be able to re-use the bag.
Doctor :   Do NOT ice a ankle sprain for more than 20 minutes at a time!!
Doctor :   3Using an Ace bandage, wrap the ankle from the toes all the way up to the top of the calf muscle,
Doctor :   Using an Ace bandage, wrap the ankle from the toes all the way up to the top of the calf muscle,
Doctor :   Keep your ankle sprain higher than your heart as often as possible. Elevate at night by placing books under the foot of your mattresses--just stand up slowly in the morning.
Doctor :   But still I recommend X ray of ankle and foot to rule out any stress fracture
Doctor :   After the fractures ruled out , we r sure that ankle sprain is the cause
User :   i don't get pain if I don't walk
Doctor :   I will also recommend Ibuprofen 600mg 3 times a day
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   The approach is the same
User :   ok
Doctor :   Get X ray and rue out any bony fractures
Doctor :   Long distance running can cause stress fracture in metatrasal , sesmoid calcaneus bones
Doctor :   2 Fascitis is another cause
Doctor :   but this happens usually in who are running for long time
Doctor :   and is usually in the foot
Doctor :   But the ankle pain is speficic
Doctor :   I will recommend Orthoepdic consultatipoon after xarya
User :   but taking x-ray needs doctor consultation..
User :   i will follow your guidelines for one week
User :   if it didn't get cured, i will meet doctor
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting me
User :   thank you Dr AAAAAAA
Doctor :   Nice chatting with u bye
User :   bye
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