NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs for Ankle Sprain

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  • 04
    Aug2016
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? Yes

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Strengthening Exercises
      Improved
      Rest, Air Cast, Taping, Crutches
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Ice, Brace, Compression

    Rolled ankle dozens of times, only thing that makes it better is strengthening my ankle and shank. Everything else is just to help with pain and inflammation in the short term.


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  • 14
    Jan2016

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Ice, Rest, Compression, Other

    I've done the whole ankle injury thing a couple of times (more than I would like). A lot of people here are listing good advice in terms of seeing a doctor. If you can, do it. If you are not able to, just wait it out, and take a break from ultimate. A gnarly sprain isn't exactly "doctor worthy." They're going to tell you to do your RICE technique (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) easy on the ice, and give you a boot that will be hella expensive if you don't have insurance.
    Just from previous trial and error recoveries, I find absolute strict repetition in RICE technique and staying away from frisbee is vital. I usually start getting back into things by less intensive exercises like riding my bike or just walking and jogging lightly. Once you feel comfortable to run, just start doing light training.
    And I totally forgot about this. Drink water. You will not heal if you do not hydrate yourself correctly. That and a combination of an OTC anti-inflammatory for any swelling.


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  • 14
    Jan2016

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Ice, Rest, Compression, Other

    After numerous ankle sprains, I suggest the RICE method. Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation.
    Some heat (warm wash cloth) after icing helps with blood flow and swelling. Take some anti-inflammatory pills if its really swollen.
    As suggested, only go to the doctor if the pain does not improve over a week or two.


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  • Segal Ankle Sprain

    • Age 35-54
    • Male
    14
    Jan2016
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Orthotics, Ice, Cortisone Injection, Rest, Brace, Compression

    I have severe pain for a year at the front of my ankle where it joins the shin bone. I have had no injury. I have custom made shoe inserts, I also wear an ankle strap. I tried r.i.c.e I take pain killers and anti inflammatory. I did not have an injury and an MRI can not reveal any kind of problem with my ankle. Two weeks ago I also had an injection under sedation which made no deference, I still can't walk.


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  • Suzie Ankle Sprain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    14
    Jan2016
    • Chronicity 18+ Months

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Boot, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Ice, Crutches, Other

    I have had a lot of pain and very stiff ankles for 2.5 years. I have had 2 prednisone treatments and a cortisone shot. The MRI on my left foot showed a little bit of bursitis. X-rays show no broken bones or spurs. The pain and tenderness and stiffness are on the inside ankle bone area. I have also tried cold ice baths and heat along with on the market pain relievers and nothing seems to work. I have also used a boot and am on crutches presently.


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  • Jade Ankle Sprain

    • Age 18-34
    • Female
    14
    Jan2016
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Physical Therapy, Massage, Strengthening Exercises

    I've been having heel pain for about seven months now. This started a day after a session of intense cardio boot camp. Swelling in my ankle, and pain in my heel are the only symptoms. They occur while I am active or at rest, but I notice it most often when I am just sitting or lying down. I have seen four doctors and have had no tests run. The doctors can't figure out my symptoms (as it's not plantar fasciitis), but they have yet to use any diagnostic tools. I just keep getting prescribed NSAIDs. I've done physio and massage therapy. I finally just started going back to the gym, and it seems to help when I run and do weight-bearing exercise regularly. The symptoms don't completely disappear, but they're much less noticeable. However, I still get occasional swelling around my ankle at completely random times.


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  • Lou Ankle Sprain

    • Age n/a
    • Male
    18
    Sep2015
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Brace, Stretching, Strengthening Exercises

    i wish they would change the name from "Sprained ankle" to something that accurately describes the condition. Its sounds too trivial. I shredded my left ankle stepping off the sidewalk onto a tiny pothole about 20 years ago. I caught the side of the pothole with the entire weight of my body, plus the extra force of gravity, tore it to such an extent that in an instant, there was this incredible pain along with an intense white light(a.k.a. "The White Light Test"- many men ought to know what that stands for). Then i went into shock, sweating intensely, fever, blood rushing from my head, and then fainted. I managed to get to a restaurant where i knew the owners, and it was only one block away. They let me lie down in their back room for about an hour after which they called a cab to take me to the local E.R.. Xrays and other tests told the doctor that it wasn't a complete tear, fortunately, then they gave me a shot for the nausea and shock, fitted me with an air brace for the ankle, told me to take anti-inflammatory meds, and to see my primary doctor in 3 weeks. It took over 6 months for my ankle to heal, and walk properly, i couldn't ride a bike or any sports for almost a year. I should have done ankle walk exercises my track coach in college taught me to stave off these types of injuries, but as a knucklehead, i stopped doing them many years before. Keep those ligaments stretched and strong, do those exercises- toe raises w/ weights is a good exercise.


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  • Chandreyi Ankle Sprain

    • Age n/a
    • Female
    22
    Nov2014

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Ice, Rest, Compression

    A sprain takes from anywhere between one week to three weeks to heal depending on the severity. And duration to heal also depends on the size of the heels you were wearing :S
    Pain killers help a lot or else the pain is too difficult to bear. Use ice compression on your foot from time to time. Keep it in elevated areas. Give it a lotttt of rest.
    You will be grounded at home cos you can't walk far so stock up on all the books and games you can play. :'( Everything will make you feel low cos you will be crippled with pain but dont do anything stupid like I did when I had a sprain. God sprains suck but with right amount of care it gets better really easily! Take care xx


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  • Anonymous Ankle Sprain

    • Age < 18
    • Female
    • 98 lbs
    • 5' 0"
    • San Antonio, Texas
    22
    Jan2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
    • Repeat injury? No

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Boot, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs
      Improved
      Ice, Rest, Crutches, Compression

    Cheer


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  • Anonymous Ankle Sprain

    • Age n/a
    • 145 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • chicago
    16
    Sep2017
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
    • Repeat injury? Yes

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Rest
      Not Improved
      Compression

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  • Anonymous Ankle Sprain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 141 lbs
    • 5' 2"
    • Lone oak, texas
    25
    Jul2016
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Previous ankle sprains No
    • Ability to bear weight on that ankle No
    • Do you participate in any jumping activities No
    • Doctor/Care Giver Ingle

    Treatment Ratings

      Improved
      Ice, Brace
      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Massage

    Psoriatic Arthritis


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  • Marie Ankle Sprain

    • Age 18-34
    • Female
    14
    Jan2016

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Compression
      Worsened
      Cortisone Injection

    I have tendonitis in both feet and issues with the joints in my right. I also have arthritis in both ankles and neuropathy in my feet. I have to go get shots every week and a half in the tendons, joints and sometimes the top or bottoms of my feet. Once I received a shot that only 6% of the people who get it get side effects and I was one of those unlucky fools, it crystalized in my veins causing extreme torturous pain. I do medicines, wraps, OTC pain relievers etc nothing works. It's sad to say I can't really walk, can't go outside and play with my kids because it's too painful. I'm only 29.


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  • chuckr Ankle Sprain

    • Age 55+
    • Male
    14
    Jan2016
    • Chronicity 18+ Months

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs

    My ankle pain started 15 years ago. I saw several orthopedists, who all prescribed the same meds that really don't work. My pain is especially bad first thing in the morning or after activities like cutting grass or golf. Hours later or the next morning, it's like walking on broken bones. I can't wear regular shoes at all – the pain runs right up to my knees.


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  • 14
    Jan2016

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Ice, Strengthening Exercises

    I have crap ankles. I was told to ice and ibuprofen for the first 24hrs and heat after that. In order to strengthen the muscles around the tendon (ligament?) that got wrecked I would "write" the alphabet with my foot a couple times a day and used a band when it felt well enough. Sprains are no big deal usually and don't need a doctor.


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  • 14
    Jan2016
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months

    Treatment Ratings