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how long does an ankle sprain last

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Ankle sprain: Ankle sprains come in severities like most injuries. The more severe ankle sprains take up to several months to recover ; swelling may be the last sym ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Depends on : Severity of sprain.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
40 years experience Podiatry
Ankle sprain: In most instances, simple sprains will heal in 4 to 6 weeks with immobilization and pt.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
12 years experience Podiatry
It depends: Depending on the severity, recovery from an ankle sprain can range from 2-8 weeks. Minor sprains heal quickly. Major sprains, such as high ankle spr ... Read More
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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
16 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Long time: Ankle fractures or ankle sprains can take several months and even up to a year to resolve all of the swelling. They need several weeks of immobilizati ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on degree of: sprain- figure 3-4 weeks. consult your private physician.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Usually when the pain goes away and you can stand and walk with the ankle feeling stable.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
Major ankle sprain: If its a chronically sprained ankle with constant pain and instability, it will take longer than a mild outside sprain. Usually 3-4 weeks of rest, ic ... Read More

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