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A 18-year-old female asked:

it's been a little over a week after i badly sprained my ankle and it is still pretty swollen. is this normal?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Yes: If u have never sprained your ankle before then consider yourself fortunate. Ankle sprains are very common and severe (" grade 3") sprains can take 4-6 wks. To heal. Swelling can persist even after the ligament injury has healed.Hope you heal fast!
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Maybe: If pain has not reduced then you should probably see a doctor to have evaluation and x-ray.

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