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How long did it take to heal. I sprained my ankle yesterday morning.
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I jumped down from a chair and landed on it pretty hard. And yes it hurt like hell....


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HELP alone in my house and i need to relocate my ankle and FAST!

please telll me how
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 My 14 yr old sprained her ankle playing basketball, I took her to the Dr. and they said nothing was broken?
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angiefarina
When using a cane, which side should be used?
Is it on the healthy side or the sick side?
                     





metalscorpionhare
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You should even the strokes out


andyrsc
You would use a cane on the affected aside, using your upper body to provide additional support and relieve some or all of the load from your afflicted leg.


Grand pa
The weak side.. also put some reflecter tape on it so you can be seen by cars at night.. Be seen not hurt


outspoke20
Usually the user has to use the cane on the side sick as this would help the person walk better. If he/she uses the cane on the healthy side, that person could have the tendency to get off-balance.


Paulie
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You use it on the opposite side of the injury. You use it on the good side and it relieves the weight from your sick or injured side. Make sure that you use the cane like a leg and make sure that you do not rush. Good luck hope this helps.


Becky W
i have an artificial leg on the left side. i use a cane for balance, i use it with my right hand. i have not tripped or fell with my Cain.


Dea B
Generally u use a cane or even a single crutch on the healthy side, although i don't know why


ruggertx
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I"m a physical therapist and we learned this in school a long time ago. The cane goes on the unaffected side, or the unhealthy side as you say. WIth the cane on the unaffected side, weight is more distributed across the body during the weight-bearing portion of the gait cycle of the affected leg.


Anna W
You use the cane on the strong side. At least that's what my physical therapist showed me. The idea is to take your weight off the side that has pain. So my right ankle has pain from arthritis. When I put my right ankle forward the cane on the right goes just before. I keeps some of my weight off the ankle.


Dennis R
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100% certain its on the healthy side...anyone that tells you else has NO clue. You do this because in normal walking when you swing your left leg forward, your right side of your trunk rotates forward and your arm goes along with that. What you need to do is bring the cane forward at the same time as the injured leg, plant both on the ground at the same time, put whatever weight on the injured leg that you can, and the rest on the crutch, and take a normal step with the healthy leg.


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