Sheldon Marne, DPM
Location and Office HoursABC Podiatry Center
Hendersonville, NC 28791
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How should I treat a grade 1 ankle sprain?
To treat a grade 1 ankle sprain, rest your ankle by not walking on it. Apply ice for 20-30 minutes, two to three times a day. Compression wraps will immobilize and support the injured ankle. Elevate your ankle above your heart. (This answer provided for NATA by the Weber State University Athletic Training Education Program.)
What causes osteochondritis dissecans?
Doctors believe osteochondritis dissecans may be caused by repetitive trauma or stresses to the bone over time. As the articular cartilage degenerates, it changes from a smooth, frictionless surface to a rough cobblestone-like surface. Chips may become detached, floating freely inside the ankle joint and causing pain and a loss of motion. In addition, the joint may become swollen and painful.
How are Achilles tendon problems diagnosed?
Healthwise answeredMost doctors diagnose an Achilles tendon problem through a medical history and physical exam. This includes checking for tenderness, watching how you walk and stand and comparing the range of motion of your two legs.
Other tests may be done to clarify a diagnosis or to prepare for surgery. These tests include:
- Ultrasound. It may be used to check whether there is a rupture of the tendon or signs of tendinopathy.
- X-rays, to check the heel bone.
- MRI scan to check the tendon for signs of tendinopathy or a tendon rupture. An MRI is also used to evaluate the heel bone.
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