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    (Original post by randomgirl995)
    well I can walk but with pain so is it bad or.... And also wh are people saying that then they say I don't have crutches and I CAN walk up and down the stairs but I shouldn't be able to but because I can walk up and down the stairs not normally but with a bit of difficulty does that mean its not even a bit bad so ita only a teeny weeny sprain or is it bad but not too bad because I can walk but with some difficulty
    Just listen to what people are telling you, rest over the weekend and see how you are on Monday. If the doctors say you don't need crutches or a brace, you don't need crutches or a brace. It could even mean they delay your recovery, which you definitely don't want. There's nothing else people here can say really especially not without looking at it.
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    (Original post by randomgirl995)
    well I can walk but with pain so is it bad or.... And also wh are people saying that then they say I don't have crutches and I CAN walk up and down the stairs but I shouldn't be able to but because I can walk up and down the stairs not normally but with a bit of difficulty does that mean its not even a bit bad so ita only a teeny weeny sprain or is it bad but not too bad because I can walk but with some difficulty
    I am struggling to understand the problem. Yes it is a bit sore, but being able to walk on it is a good sign. You have been told to expect it to hurt for a little while and have been give advice on rest and analgesia.

    It sounds as if you are more concerned with what other people think and as if you should be treated as if this is a big injury. Medical profressionals have told you that it isn't. This is a good thing, you don't want it to be a serious injury. Knees are important and significant injuries can have long lasting impacts, certainly not something you want when you are young.

    However, if you are really so concerned that it needs splinting, your local chemist will sell you knee supports, although it is unlikely they will offer any benefit except reassurance for yourself.
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    (Original post by randomgirl995)
    the problem is lots of ppl in school have been saying that i don't really have a sprain because I can walk up and down the stairs and around school so I was wondering if you d have a sprain should u be able t walk up and down stairs
    Depends how bad it is, and what your pain threshold is - I was running around for 8 hours before I realised I had one once.
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    (Original post by randomgirl995)
    the problem is lots of ppl in school have been saying that i don't really have a sprain because I can walk up and down the stairs and around school so I was wondering if you d have a sprain should u be able t walk up and down stairs
    Next time you're ill or injured don't bother with a GP or A&E then, just ask people as school. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by randomgirl995)
    Its already been two days it happened yesterday and I went yesterday to the a and e and they said that it will get better in 3-4 days is that even possible and another thing s that I walked up and down the stairs in school so will that affect anything and when I did walk up and down the stairs IT HURT LIKE HELL
    A knee brace will only work for certain sorts of knee problems and if you are walking up and down the stairs with this injures knee then it is likely having crutches won't help that much either.

    Decent painkillers, taken regular.
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    Hi there! I sprained my ankle last year and the doctors provided me with crutches and a tube-like bandage but I'm presuming the doctors thought your sprain wasn't bad enough for the equipment and could heal on its own, which is good news! trust me, crutches aren't fun.

    It's probably an extremely mild sprain and will recover without any assistance.
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    I have a torn meniscus in my knee one of my doctors said to keep the crutches the other said to ditch them. The one that told me to ditch them said I need surgery and need to strengthen it, but they don’t understand it hurts sooo bad I was literally crying in my head at the office. I’m not one to confront a doctor about pain this pain happens once before when I had meningitis and was hospitalized for a week the doctor before I got admitted said that I smiled so I was fine. What do I do it hurts like hell and I have classes that are from side of campus to the other so walking isn’t an option, but how can I convince my doctor that? -thanks!
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    (Original post by Ashlynnmittens)
    I have a torn meniscus in my knee one of my doctors said to keep the crutches the other said to ditch them. The one that told me to ditch them said I need surgery and need to strengthen it, but they don’t understand it hurts sooo bad I was literally crying in my head at the office. I’m not one to confront a doctor about pain this pain happens once before when I had meningitis and was hospitalized for a week the doctor before I got admitted said that I smiled so I was fine. What do I do it hurts like hell and I have classes that are from side of campus to the other so walking isn’t an option, but how can I convince my doctor that? -thanks!
    This is quite an old thread, you might be better making your own really. But I would advise walking where you can to try and strengthen it, but don't be stupid about it. So round the house for example definitely try walk, across campus unlikely. Hopefully you can gradually increase the distance etc and amount of time you're on your feet
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    I sprained my ankle and i cant put oresure on it they didnt give me crutchers D:<
 
 
 
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