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Ankle Sprain

An ankle sprain occurs when the ankle slips or twists in an unexpected way. It can cause pain, swelling, and the person may feel uncomfortable while walking (limited range of motion) due to the tear in the ligaments that help the ankles to hold the bone. It will get better by taking rest, giving ice packs, and taking pain relievers.

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I have right ankle pain due to sports injury. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is an active person who plays badminton, football, and running regularly. He also attends the gym. He met with a sports injury in his right ankle. We thought that as a muscle sprain and kept icing. He recovered 80% in two days but used Volini or Oxalgin gel regularly. After so...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have been through your reports. Your x-rays and CT are normal. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The point you have marked indicates the attachment of anterior talofibular ligament. So it could be a sprain of that ligament. Just do intrinsic muscle st...  Read Full »

I had a fall and have taken an MRI. Please help me understand it.

Query: Hello doctor, Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan on right ankle following a climbing fall of 3.89 yd and hitting the ground, inversion rolling on impact. This was a year back ongoing pain and issues. The pain is around anterior talo-fibular ligament (ATFL), joint and occasional swelling after hea...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan images (attachment removed to protect patient identity) of your right ankle confirm the following findings: 1. The ATFL (anterior talofibular ligament) and CFL (calcaneofibular ligament) are indeed showing signs of a sprain. Howe...  Read Full »

How to manage a sprained ankle surgically?

Query: Hello doctor,I am looking for a second opinion on surgical options for a grade 3 sprained ankle. I have attached herewith the MRI results. The results show a ruptured anterior tibiofibular ligament and a partial tear of the posterior tibiofibular ligament with disruption of distal tibiofibular synde...  Read Full »


Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the images you have provided (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I think only the anterior tibiofibular ligament has ruptured and all the other ligaments are sprained only. I would suggest you manage it non-surgically as all the othe...  Read Full »

What is healing time for ankle sprain and ligament injury?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an ankle sprain and I also visited our nearest hospital. They said that it is a ligament injury maybe the third phase. How much time will it take to completely heal the ligament?  Read Full »


Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good that you went for a check-up. Did you get an MRI? A ligament injury can be confirmed by MRI. For any ankle ligament injury, you have to get the plaster to immobilize the ankle that will automatically heal the damaged ligament. If you do not immobilize the ...  Read Full »

What to do for ankle sprain causing swelling and tingling on toes?

Query: Hello doctor, I sprang my ankle four days ago and went to the ER and they did an x-ray and of course, they could only tell me if there were any major fractures or breaks because of the swelling. Now the swelling has gone down a lot but just a little remain. Hardly there is any bruising, but it is ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you should go to the clinic and see an orthopedic surgeon because after the swelling and pain reduces they can evaluate you better to find a cause. That is if there is any major ligament injury or no, or if it has sprained. The tingling can be due to small nerve...  Read Full »

Why do I have a bump on the bone in my foot?

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about a bone lump on my right foot in the tarsal area, probably talus, or calcaneus. I am not really sure. It is located on the right side of my right foot below the ankle joint. I am attaching pictures of me pointing at the spot. There is a small ganglion near it but I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Firas Arnaout

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I understand that you are concerned about a lump in your right midfoot on the outer side. The probable cause is a benign bony prominence. However, differential diagnoses include a c...  Read Full »

What the cause of my ankle pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from left ankle pain. I have soreness and it is bruised. Sometimes, it is difficult to walk too. I am also suffering from lower back pain. I feel the pain from my ankle joint to my hip. I have a history of ankle pain, but it was on the right. Two years ago, I had an arthro...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your MRI (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there are arthritic changes seen in the jointbetween two small bones of the foot, that is, talus and navicular as well as in the posterior part of the tibia. This is the cause for ankle pain and swelling a...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing intense left ankle pain since a severe sprain nine years ago at the age of 14. Please help cure this pain.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 14-year-old, weighing 140 lbs, and I am around five feet four inches tall. I have been dealing with intense pain in my left ankle. It all started back nine years ago when I badly sprained it. Despite the injury, I made the mistake of walking on it the very next day, and I think ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understood your concern. I suggest you get X-rays and an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) of your ankle done. Based on the information you provided, this could potentially be cartilage damage or bone edema in the ankle joint. I suggest you make...  Read Full »

I have a painful, swollen ankle following an injury. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,Before seven months, I sprained my ankle due to a track and field injury. I postponed crutches for a week due to a trip the following day but went on crutches the next week. I never went to see a doctor. I just went through PT with my athletic trainer. I spent three weeks without rigorous ...  Read Full »


Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned injury to the ankle region, which has been managed by you and your therapist. Essentially, if one is able to ambulate after an injury, this is usually a ligament injury and not involving the bones. But, in my opinion, X-ray of the involved region s...  Read Full »

I am an 80-year-old with painful foot swelling. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am an 80-year-old male, with a swollen foot for four days, really painful and hot on palpation, erythematous. No systemic high temperature, normal blood pressure, normal d dimer, and high CRP laboratory tests. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com I read your query and understand your concern. It is possible that you could be experiencing a condition called cellulitis. Cellulitis is a bacterial infection that affects the skin and underlying tissues, often resulting in redness, warmth, swelling, and pain. The hi...  Read Full »

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