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Tingling in the ankle. History of ankle sprains. Can I take Ibuprofen?

hello when i was in 8th grade which was about 19 years ago (i am now 33) i was outside at school and i stepped off the sidewalk and i believe i sprained my ankle. ever since then i have been cracking my ankle several times through out the day. its habit for me. now that i am trying to stop i feel a tingle around my ankle. can i take some Ibruprofin to help with the pain or tingle??
Asked On : Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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Since you had stepped off the side walk and sustained sprain in your ankle,during childhood, Ligaments and joint at that region are not so strong. You need to tie elastocrete bandage for prolonged standing and walking because ankle joint has to bear your weight.Wear ankle supports for next 2 months , have calcium rich diet(milk) and do passive ankle exercises to strengthen your muscles.You can take ibuprofer for a short duration.Tingling is secondary to small sensory nerves involvement due to ankle joint involvement., which require neuralgic medicines after consulting neurologist
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