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How does it take for the swelling in the high ankel sprain to go away

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
2-3 weeks: bruising and swelling should improve in 2-3 weeks with rest, ice, compression. Stability for a grade 3 may take 2-3 months
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ali Elkhalil
21 years experience Podiatry
It depends. : If there is ligament injury or tendons injury it might take up to 3 month with conservative treatment. If no soft tissue or bone injury it should take ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
It depends: Courtney, The healing time depends on the degree of injury. Most sprains heal in 7-10 days, but severe ones can take longer. Be sure to RICE- rest, ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bicos
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
10-14 days: A typical ankle sprain takes 10-14 days for recovery. There are many other variables to consider, especially what your exam is like. If rest, ice, ele ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nolan Segal
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Varies: It depends on how much damage was done and the degree of swelling. The more you elevate the quicker it will resolve. Could take days to weeks.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
37 years experience Podiatry
Compression: If pain is gone then compression, if pain is mild, then ankle brace.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
RICE: Yes. You should start with rice as a home treatment. After 48-72 hours you may switch to heat (instead of ice). As your pain starts to subside you may ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Get it checked out: I don't know what kind of care you may have been given if any, but if pain and swelling have not improved, you need to have this checked asap. It migh ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Water cast.: The swelling has not gone down because the ankle is still unstable. The swelling is the body's way of maintaining stability of the ankle. It is essent ... Read More
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