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Why do my ankles feel like I need to pop them?

You have three peroneal muscles on the outside part of your lower leg. These muscles stabilize your ankle joint. Two of these muscles run through a groove behind the bony bump on the outside of your ankle. If the tendons from these muscles slip out of this groove, you may get a snapping or popping sound and feeling.

How do you know if your ankle is out of place?

What are the symptoms of ankle dislocation?

  1. Immediate, severe pain.
  2. Swelling and bruising.
  3. Soreness to the touch.
  4. Inability to put weight on your foot.
  5. Trouble moving your ankle.
  6. A deformed look to your ankle.
  7. A bone that pokes through your skin.

When should you go to the ER for a sprained ankle?

Go to the emergency room if: there is immediate bruising on the foot, significant deformity, or you are unable to walk or put any pressure on the affected ankle as it could be a fracture or broken bone.

How do you make a twisted ankle feel better?


  1. Rest. Avoid activities that cause pain, swelling or discomfort.
  2. Ice. Use an ice pack or ice slush bath immediately for 15 to 20 minutes and repeat every two to three hours while you’re awake.
  3. Compression. To help stop swelling, compress the ankle with an elastic bandage until the swelling stops.
  4. Elevation.

How long until you can walk on a grade 2 sprained ankle?

Grade 2 ankle sprains involve greater injury to the ligament and can take up 4-6 weeks to allow full return to sport. Grade 3 injuries are more severe in nature and often involve full tearing of the ligament and possible bone fracture.

What happens to an untreated sprained ankle?

If an ankle sprain is left untreated, it may lead to a chronically unstable ankle joint and, from there, to degenerative and arthritic changes in the ankle, as well as chronic tendon inflammation. It may also feel as if the ankle is constantly trying to give out, which can, from there, cause a re-injury of the ankle.