Orthotics for Ankle Sprain

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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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  • abbys52 Ankle Sprain

    • Age n/a
    • Female
    10
    Apr2015
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Orthotics, Rest, Cross training

    Hi. I am a 17 year-old female runner of average weight. I ran cross country for four years and just this past fall (my last season) I got really bad shin splints and sprained my ankle. I cross trained and went to PT during the winter (took off from running), got new orthotics and sneakers (I have really flat feet) and just started to get back to running. However, whenever I start to run the pain just comes back into my shins and ankle (but after I run, which makes it hard to know how much to push myself). I ran a half last year and would really like to do another one but I just do not know how to get rid of my pain since taking a four month break from running, PT, and orthotics did not help.


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  • Lor Ankle Sprain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    14
    Jan2016
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Boot
      Not Improved
      Physical Therapy, Orthotics

    I suffered from tendonitis in my ankle for about six months. I tried orthotics, therapy, and any other suggestions that were given to me. Finally, the orthopedic doctor gave me a big black boot. It felt wonderful. He told me to wear it all the time for three weeks. After I stopped wearing it, my pain was gone.


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  • Elizabeth1 Ankle Sprain

    • Age n/a
    • Female
    26
    Jul2009

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Orthotics, Acupuncture, Other

    Several years ago I sprained my left ankle in a fall which also broke the right ankle and leg. The right ankle and leg were screwed together with plates. All the tendons and ligaments were ripped. Lessons learned about bad ankles:

    1) Find the best ankle orthopedic specialist you can � after three surgeries, he was the only one to find the piece of torn cartilage that was causing excruciating pain. He also removed the plates and screws, said that would help the pain and healing. The synovial fluid leak was also repaired (a tennis ball sized swelling).
    2) Consider acupuncture as an adjunct therapy. It helped the pain and swelling and helped unlock frozen joints. One needle instantly unlocked the frozen left foot.
    3) Writing the alphabet helps tremendously. I still do this eight years later.
    4) The injury has resulted in bone on bone arthritis in the right ankle. I wear ankle high hiking boots a lot, and Mephisto sandals in summer. Good support is important. Getting up off the ground is difficult, and causes immediate problems in the right ankle. Using one of those gardening chairs with folding legs makes it possible to garden and mop floors. Pushing up using arms and left leg, rather than all the weight on the ankles is helpful.
    5) Epsom salt soaks help swelling and circulation.
    Hot water, and a cup of salts in a wash tub, for as long as you can stand it.
    6) Good orthotics can help. If you can afford custom made, they are better. We prefer cork and leather, but they are hard to find. Easier to keep cool in hot weather.
    My son is also blessed with pronated feet.
    7) Don�t try to dance or run if you have the bone on bone arthritis. Even if your mind thinks you can, you�ll pay a price.
    8) Some physical therapists are better than others. If you�re not making progress, change. One told me that I�d have better movement if the ankle were fused. Today it is not, and I have really good movement.


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  • MBW Ankle Sprain

    • Age n/a
    21
    Jun2008
    • Chronicity 18+ Months

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      Orthotics, Brace

    After years of spraining the same ankle and poor aftercare, I now have PTT. No one told me that this could be a serious injury. As a resut I now have edema, continuous pain in my lower leg,foot, ankle (even when I sleep, ouch!), confused doctors, useless braces and orthotics, and unable to wear low/flat shoes or go barefoot.

    Take care of a sprained ankle, it can really affect your active life.


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