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how long for a high ankle sprain to heal

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Dr. Gregory Harvey
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ankle sprain : High ankle sprains can take longer to heal then a low ankle sprain. The minimum time is 6 weeks but can last up to 3 months. Use a brace or fracture b ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ettinger
49 years experience Podiatry
High ankle sprain: Will take longer to heal than the typical lateral ankle sprain. 12 weeks are average.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
If you dislocated : Your ankle you need to be seen by a doctor or it won't heal properly.

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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Talk to your doctor: That would really be determined by your treating doctor.
Dr. Christopher Brown
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Ankle sprain: Like all things therebis a spectrum of injury and everything a a progression based on severity. For mild high ankle sprain 4 weeks is go starting poi ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 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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Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Depends on severity.: Could take weeks to months. It depends on the degree of injury.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Fagan
Dr. Kim Fagan answered
34 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: Stress fractures may take 6-8 weeks to heal. Always look for predisposing factors. Typically think of a stress factor as an over use injury so look fo ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
See details: A high ankle sprain does not require an orif so there must have been a fracture. Since docs here does not have access to the x rays and surgical notes ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
29 years experience Radiology
A matter of trust: It all comes down to trust. If you saw an orthopedic surgeon (especially if they specialize in lower extremity) or a sports medicine physician and yo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Not enough info: This question needs to be answered by an orthopedist after evaluating your ankle.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Physical Therapist: It would be best to see a physical therapist for evaluation and treatment.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
35 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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Bernstein
37 years experience Podiatry
Ankle sprain: Depending on the severity of the ankle sprain, it can take from 4 to 8 weeks to heal. There are 3° of injury. One is a stretch of the ligaments, 2nd° ... Read More
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