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how long will i have to wear ankle boot for sprain

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Well: If just sprained probably do not need support and if you do just for a couple of days

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
4-6 weeks: serious sprain- had one my7self- figure 2 more weeks.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Howard Fox
41 years experience Podiatry
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
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
How long?: Hard to be sure! Your doctor(s) must discuss this with you regularly! Do not be shy about asking! Hope all goes well!
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phillip Goebel
15 years experience Emergency Medicine
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
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
17 years experience Family Medicine
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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Pain: I would see and ortho and get evaluation. It may be a "walking boot" is in order, but could be some type arthitis or bone spur. Sounds like it would b ... Read More
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