Ankle sprain

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What is ankle sprain?

An ankle sprain is an injury to the ligament in the ankle. The ligaments are structures that control excessive movement of the joint. When an ankle sprain happens, the ligament is stretched too far, and is either partially or completely torn.

Common symptoms reported by people with ankle sprain

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with ankle sprain

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Pain (5) ankle sprain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
4
Tried for
ankle sprain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
depressed mood (3) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3) ankle sprain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3) depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (2) ankle sprain (1)

Data from patients with ankle sprain, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with ankle sprain

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 2 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Pain (5) ankle sprain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
Pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for ankle sprain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
ankle sprain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
anxious mood blurry vision 18 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3) Pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
migraine headaches muscle pain 1 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Pain (3) ankle sprain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
balance problems difficulty thinking 1 more
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (3)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dissociation self injury or harm
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (3) depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (2) ankle sprain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with ankle sprain, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has ankle sprain on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 16
30s 37
40s 37
50s 29
60s 10
70+ 5
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 18
20-29 years 18
30-39 years 15
40-49 years 6
50-59 years 3
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

76% Female
24% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 68
Not Diagnosed 17

These charts show data from ankle sprain patients who have completed their condition history
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