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how long for a high ankle sprain to heal

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Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 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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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Talk to your doctor: That would really be determined by your treating doctor.
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 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kim Fagan
Dr. Kim Fagan answered
33 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 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 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 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Accurso
28 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 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Not enough info: This question needs to be answered by an orthopedist after evaluating your ankle.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Physical Therapist: It would be best to see a physical therapist for evaluation and treatment.
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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