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how long does a severe ankle sprain take to heal

A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
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
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
37 years experience Podiatry
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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
3-6 weeks: Usually 3=6 weeks.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Sprain: That depends on what is sprained and the severity of injury. Minor sprain can be a few weeks. More severe injury can be months -- or never as may need ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allan Dunn
59 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
DEPENDS ON DIAGNOSIS: If acl is torn - never heals -needs surgery. Mri is needed to make diagnosis.
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Adeshola Ezeokoli
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Variable: It can be anything from 1- 2 months depending on how severe the sprain was.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Could take : Upto couple of months really would depend on severity and how adherent you are to the treatment protocol.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Meniscus: Best to consult your orthopedic surgeon.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
41 years experience Sports Medicine
Leg Fracture: It depends what you are calling a leg fracture. Clinically the leg involves the tibia and fibula. If the tibia is fractured with or without the fibul ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Variable: Many variables exist when it comes to healing: age, ability to rest & allow for recovery, severity of the tendon injury, treatments employed to pr ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Bone typically: Heals in about 6-8 weeks. Keep in mind there are factors that delay healing and most fractures need to be stable to heal.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
13 years experience Podiatry
Ankle Spain : A ankle sprain can take anywhere from 4-8 weeks to heal depending on the severity of the injury.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend on what: Kind injury, some could need surgery some could be treared with splint some damages may have lasting effect?
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
About a week: But this may depend on how it is treated.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: It depends on the injury. Contusions or sprains can heal fairly rapidly. Other injuries require surgery. Some sesolve with exercise, meds and possibly ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal David
Dr. Tal David answered
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
MCL sprian: Mcl injuries can take up to 8 weeks to heal.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
One week to never.: This question can't be answered in a few short sentences because the answer depends on which of the several ligaments about the knee is/are injured an ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: Depends on what caused the soreness. Inflammatory issues such as tendinitis ; bursitis are unpredictable ; best managed with rest, cortisone injection ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Depends on : How bad the sprain is. I would advise an ankle brace while walking until you feel no pain at the location of the sprain.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Usually 6-12 weeks: It depend what kind sprain is. Sprain is an injury to the ligament of the ankle. 1st degree sprain it were the ligament still basically intact with so ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Tucker
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends...: This depends on the severity of your injury. Minor sprains should resolve in a few weeks and more severe sprains can take a few months. Immobilizati ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin answered
19 years experience Hand Surgery
3-6 months: Wrist sprains come in various shapes and sizes. Most sprains will take 3-6 months to improve, though some can take longer. Be sure to obtain x-rays th ... Read More
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