A 42-year-old member asked:
how long should a sprained ankle be swollen?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Alexios Apazidis answered
17 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Long time: Months to a year.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
Dr. Steven Sheskier answered
39 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
2 weeks to a year: A sprained ankle swells initially because of the injury to the soft tissue and the blood/lymph vessels torn at the time of injury. It takes a while for it to resolve. Anywhere from 2 weeks to up to a year. If you have a tendency to have swollen ankles for other reasons it may persit forever.
Answered on Sep 10, 2018
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