Medical Advice  

prnstrs_25 36M/36F
53 posts
2/10/2006 12:59 pm

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Medical Advice


Help! I tore a tendant or something in my ankle yesterday and it is just killing me. Staying off it is not really an option! Help!!! Any advice, home remedies or anything? If it has worked for you, it is gratly appreciated, no matter how ridiculous it may sound!
Thanks

sassybelle21 32F
13313 posts
2/10/2006 1:10 pm

I'm sorry but I don't think I can help with that. It's better to go and see a doctor.


rm_Gentle12553 66M
1378 posts
2/10/2006 1:37 pm

Elevate the ankle...retards the blood flow a bit...and Ice..ice...ice...20 minutes at a time with a cloth around the pack..

then when you go to bed..wrapp your ankle in Plastic wrap like Saran Wrap....leave it on all night...the warmth will do it wonder....

And STAY off it for the weekend


sexywhiteboy07 46M

2/10/2006 2:03 pm

If it is sprained, "PIE" .. pressure, ice, elevation
However, if you tore a tendon (only a Doc can tell) then there is nothing that you can do except see a doctor


avatar08 42M

2/10/2006 2:05 pm

Your best bet is to keep it elevated abouve your heart as much as possible. Use alternating heat and ice (10 minutes each)...if you dont have a heating pad use a towel get it wet and put it in the microwave for about 10 seconds depending on size then keep it on until it becomes luke warm and put ice on. If it continues to be extremely painful or your foot starts to become colder than the rest of the leg you should go to the doctor immediately..as the increased swelling is restrciting bloodflow...I hope you feel better

Dave


prnstrs_25 36M/36F

2/10/2006 10:12 pm

Thank you guys for all your sweet advice,I will let you guys know how it turns out! Although staying off it for the weekend is not exactly an option! I have 2 small kids I gotta chase after! But I WILL TRY MY BEST TO DO SO!!! Again, THANK YOU


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