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Injury of the ankle

Also known as Ankle injury

A sprained ankle, also known as an ankle sprain, twisted ankle, rolled ankle, floppy ankle, ankle injury or ankle ligament injury, is a common medical condition where one or more of the ligaments of the ankle is torn or partially torn.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with injury of the ankle, 88% report having ankle pain, 71% report having foot or toe pain, and 40% report having ankle swelling. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of injury of the ankle are ankle pain, foot or toe pain, ankle swelling, foot or toe swelling, foot or toe weakness, ankle stiffness or tightness, and foot or toe lump or mass, although you may still have injury of the ankle without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with injury of the ankle often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, application of splint, examination of foot, physical therapy exercises, magnetic resonance imaging, orthopedic casting and physical therapy exercises; manipulation; and other procedures .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with injury of the ankle include benzylpenicilloyl polylysine (pre-pen), dicloxacillin, permethrin/piperonyl butoxide/pyrethr topical, anakinra (kineret), tapentadol (nucynta), amphetamine (adderall), isopropyl alcohol topical, fenoprofen (progesic), dexbrompheniramine / pseudoephedrine, trolamine salicylate topical, ethinyl estradiol / ethynodiol, cefpodoxime and pseudoephedrine / triprolidine .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for injury of the ankle include .

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
0.2x
5-14 years
1.0x
15-29 years
0.9x
30-44 years
1.4x
45-59 years
1.3x
60-74 years
0.9x
75+ years
0.6x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.2x
Hispanic
1.0x
White
0.9x
Other
1.0x
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