Sprained on December 18. The bone is OK according to the film. Today, I still can't walk normally on the 29th, and my feet are numb. Magnetic resonance imaging shows ligament damage. What should I do? How long do I need to recover? I can drive, walk, run, etc. thank you, doctor.
In this case, the affected limb must be braked and rested, and it is best to wear a brace. Generally, it needs to be standardized and rest for four weeks. It can be externally applied with traditional Chinese medicine plaster for promoting blood circulation and relieving pain, combined with local physiotherapy. You can take Chinese patent medicine for promoting blood circulation, removing blood stasis, strengthening tendons and bones. Glucosamine sulfate can be taken to protect articular cartilage. Let's standardize the treatment first.
In this case, the lower limb brace should be fixed for about four weeks after the injury. The lower limb brace can be fixed from now on. During this period, you can't walk on the ground. After four weeks, you can review it to see the recovery of ligament injury and decide the next treatment plan. Generally, it can recover almost after four weeks
After ligament injury, you need to rest for one month. It is forbidden to walk with load for one month. You can usually do microwave physiotherapy or hot compress therapy, which can promote recovery. You can avoid strenuous exercise in the near future for 30 minutes three times a day for two weeks. Yunnan Baiyao aerosol can also be used externally.