A sprain is caused when the ligament is stretched, usually during an injury. The ankle is the most commonly affected joint in the body. Resting the affected joint, applying ice and an elastic bandage, and keeping the joint elevated relieves pain due to a sprain. A sprain usually gets healed within two weeks, but in severe cases, it can take months.

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What are the surgical options available for a sprained ankle?

Query: Hello doctor, I am looking for a second opinion for 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 sy...  Read Full »

Dr. Lokesh

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 oth...  Read Full »

I had a sprain in my ankle six months ago and have not recovered. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a sprain in my ankle six months ago and did not undergo any surgery then, but I still have not recovered. So I wanted to know if there are any improvements based on the new MRI or if surgery is recommended or not at this point? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Kindly elaborate more about your symptoms and the exact point of pain in your ankle. Then, you can mark the point in your ankle and send a picture. Also, do you experience maximum pain while walking on uneven surfaces? Kindly revert. Thank y...  Read Full »

Having pain in left ovary, and it increases during exercise. Is it ovarian cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 years old female, and I have had three c-sections and normal regular periods. My menstrual cycle three months back was short and lighter, and I ovulated about a week early. I noticed some pain, which almost reminded me of implantation pain. This continued on and off with pain an...  Read Full »

Dr. Joshi Shalaka Kishor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After undergoing three cesarean sections, it is quite possible to haveintra-abdominal adhesions. Which may give rise to intermittent pain associated with the bowel movements. The pain that you experienced could be mid cycle ovulation pain.As you have undergone transvagin...  Read Full »

From my MRI, kindly explain about my knee pain.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a runner, and I have been facing knee pain in my left leg for the last two months. I consulted an orthopedician and got an MRI as well, but there is nothing abnormal. But, I still have pain. I am a diabetic and on medicine for that alone. I have attached the MRI reports for reference.  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a sprain or strain on your knee, which is also demonstrated by the MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please answer a few questions- 1. What did you take for pain relief? 2. Are you wearing a brace? 3. Did...  Read Full »

How long will it take to recover from my wrist injury, and what should I do to prevent the worsening of it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am in my thirties and have been recovering from a wrist injury for the past six months. However, I suspect a minor sprain. I worked in the manufacturing industry and used to lift or move things that weighed anywhere from 5-30 lbs. The pain was only moderate initially but eventually w...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I would suggest wearing a wrist belt for three weeks. I would also suggest Tablet Voveran SR (Diclofenac and Paracetamol) 75 mg once a day after the food for seven days. Tablet Pantop 40 mg once a day in empty stomach for seven day...  Read Full »

How long should I wear finger splint for a sprained finger and how long will it take to bend the finger after removing the splint?

Query: Hello doctor, My finger is sprained, and I am given a finger splint. Should I wear a finger splint day and night until my sprain improves? How long will it take me to bend my finger if I have a finger splint? Kindly answer. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As long as it is just a sprain, you can remove the splint to wash your finger and even take the finger out of the splint at night but keeping it on is preferable. Also, if there is no fracture, then it will be better to move out of the splint as pain allows. Apply ice...  Read Full »

I sprained my legs, and I am wearing a crepe bandage. Can I wear it while sleeping?

Query: Hi doctor,I have had sprains in the wrist joint. I used to work with this sprain, but yesterday I had swelling in that area, and I was asked to relax. I took a painkiller and applied topical ointment. I was made to wear a crepe bandage over the swelling by my family as they were worried about my hea...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can wear it at night but make sure that it is not too tight and that the fingers do not swell. Keep making a fist, and preferably do not apply ointment underneath the crepe bandage. Take the bandage off during the day to apply for ice for fifteen minutes,...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing pain around the bone of the little finger. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing pain around the bone of the little finger. It is just below the end of the finger, near the joint of the bone joining the palm. I did an X-ray and no crack was shown. I play cricket. So, I experienced this after taking a catch two months ago. It pains every ti...  Read Full »

Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is mostly a ligament and capsular sprain of the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint. Just taking rest will not suffice. You need to strap it. Do an extended buddy strapping. It is a buddy strapping that extends to the palm area. Alternatively, you can use a Capener spl...  Read Full »

Other than using ortho footwear and compression socks, what can I do for ankle pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have ankle pain. It remains only for a few seconds sometimes. I have done some things to have some relief. I tried wearing ortho choice footwear for home use. I tried wearing compression socks during daytime. I tried using ice once or twice daily in that area. Kindly suggest a remedy...  Read Full »

Dr. R. Jay Ganesh

Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It can be a bursa inflammation or plantar fasciitis which is a fascia inflammation. You can do an ankle X-ray. Doing ice therapy is good. Meanwhile, take some analgesics like Paracetamol. You can start taking physiotherapy like IFT (interfe...  Read Full »

I am unable to move my right arm shoulder joint pain. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor,A few months ago, I pulled some heavy object very hard using my right hand. Now, I am facing sharp pain for a very short period, maybe once per day near the shoulder joint. Also, I am having difficulty in moving that arm. I have my exams coming up. I want to know what can be done now.  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Vijaykishor Verma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I need to know a few things before answering your question. Has your pain started after that incident of pulling the heavy object or has been some time difference between it? What activity provocates your pain? If it is coming once per day on heavy ...  Read Full »

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