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How long will i have to wear ankle boot for sprain

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Well: If just sprained probably do not need support and if you do just for a couple of days
Dr. Karim Badawy
Podiatry 8 years experience
At least 3 weeks..: Hello, Tendon and ligament healing take about 4 weeks based on many studies, passive range of motion is allowed during week 3 and active range of mot... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot o... Read More
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Depends on severity.: Depending on the severity of the injury you may need an ace bandage, strapping of the ankle, an ankle support brace, a rigid walking boot, or a short ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
The dr will usualy : Base his decision o palpating the region of injury to see if you have pain, place ankle thru range of motion and watch you walk and ask for your feedb... Read More
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Be Patient.: Quite simply, all ankle sprains are not created equal. So when you get past the level of the simple sprain, more and more boot time is expected. There... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
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Symptoms?: You do not mention why you would return before your scheduled visit. If you are having pain or new symptoms, call your Ortho doc to,discuss ASAP. If y... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 42 years experience
You : You can engage in any upper body activity you like, and can also swim. I would not engage in any activity that involves you standing or putting any p... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Sprained toe ?'s: Any "sprain" of a joint, even in a toe will take weeks to completely heal, and any strenuous activity may aggravate the sprain and extend the time of ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
Emergency Medicine 16 years experience
Don't : Injuring yourself intentionally is a sign of mental illness. Please seek help from a professional therapist or psychiatrist.
A female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Get an xray b4 boot: Best to get an xray of ankle since pain hasn't resolved w/time. In other words, go see your Family Doc for evaluation.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 18 years experience
Pain: If you have pain walking or pain when touching the bony part of the ankle, you should get an xray to make sure there is no fracture. I would also sugg... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Be seen: You would be wise to be seen and evaluated. When someone "sprains" there ankle, they stretch or tear ligaments that stabilize the ankle. They will o... Read More

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