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

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Treatments taken by people with ankle sprain

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

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
anxious mood (3) depressed mood (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Knee brace)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
3
Tried for
ankle sprain (3) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2) ankle sprain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)

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)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (5)
Treatment name(s)

(Flexeril)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness problems concentrating
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (6 evaluations)
Side effects
chronic constipation excessive dry mouth 2 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (5 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth insomnia
Total evaluations
8
Tried for
anxious mood (3) depressed mood (3)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
drowsiness
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Knee brace)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
ankle sprain (3) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
dry mouth intoxicated feeling 2 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
slurred speech stiffness in jaw 1 more
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
migraine headaches muscle pain 1 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
pain (2) ankle sprain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (3 evaluations)
Side effects
brain fog fatigue
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (2)
  • 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 2
20s 16
30s 42
40s 39
50s 36
60s 18
70+ 6

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 40
Female 120

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