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How long does a severe ankle sprain take to heal

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
Ankle sprain: Normal healing of a sprained ankle takes several weeks (on average). If its a chronically sprained ankle with constant pain and instability, it will ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Need to get it check: Make sure you see a specialist to take x-ray and possible MRI if suspect major ligament tear. Spain's can very in healing but average is 4-6 weeks. It... Read More

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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Rehab all, they vary: Grade 1 sprain: slight stretching of the ligament. 2-6 wks grade 2 sprain: partial tearing of the ligament. Abnormal looseness (laxity) of the ank... Read More
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 38 years experience
Read below: Grade 1 within 4 -6 months, but very functional after 1 month. Grade 2 and 3 will take 8 months to heal. Grade 3 may require surgery and take longe... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
On average: I would say mild 1-2 weeks mod 2-6 severe 4-8 these are just averages.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
Podiatry 38 years experience
Sprain ankle: Grade three usually needs sx due complete tear which heals in 4-6 weeks without surgery around 8 weeks but will have weakness.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
3rd degree inversion: A severe 3rd degree inversion ankle sprain takes longer than 3-4 weeks and may need surgery to stabilize the multiple ligament tears. Due to the seve... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott m Smith
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 41 years experience
Eight weeks: It will take eight weeks to heal and two more weeks to do functional rehab. If it is a true grade three the swelling will last 3 months. I treat gra... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Zooberg
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Severe ankle sprain: A severe ankle sprain can take a minimum of 6 weeks to heal and sometimes as long as 12 weeks or longer depending on amount of damage to ankle.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: Rest, ice, compression, elevation, no weight bearing, anti-inflamatory meds.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
General Surgery 31 years experience
As much as possible: Wear it as much as possible. Obviously you will need to intermittently take it off. When taking it off, best to do so when not walking. Keep elevated ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
It depends: There are three grads for ankle sprain, start from simple one(grade1) which it healed in about4 weeks, grade 2 it take 6weeks grade 3 it take about 8w... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
4-6 weeks: With proper care and treatment.

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