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A 46-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for the average ankle sprain to heal?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
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 8weekes and some time it require surgery.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Depends on severity.: Could take weeks to months. It depends on the degree of injury.
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A 16-year-old male asked:

How long does each grade of ankle sprain take to heal?

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Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 36 years experience
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 ankle joint occurs. 6-12 wks grade 3 sprain: complete tear of the ligament.Gross instability occurs. Usually 6 months or longer.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

How long will it take to get over an ankle sprain?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Depends: On how bad the sprain is, sometimes can take as long as a break whih is 6-8 weeks, though that is for a severe sprain.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

How long does it usually take for a sprain ankle take to heal? can you play soccer with a sprained ankle

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Dr. Darragh O'Carroll
Emergency Medicine 10 years experience
2-8weeks: anywhere from 2-8weeks. I would not reccomend playing soccer, an activity with ample side to side movement that requires intact ankle ligaments. You can start walking/light jogging if the pain isnt too bad, less than a 2-3 out of 10, but if more than that rest, Ice, compress it (ACE bandage), and elevate. (the RICE mnemonic)
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A 36-year-old member asked:

How long is it supposed to it take for a sprained ankle to heal?

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
10 weeks: It depends on the severity of the injury. Sprains can be grade 1 (strained), 2 (partial tear), or 3 (complete disruption of the ligament). Grade 1 tears typically progresse at a rate of 8 to 10% per week for 10 to 12 weeks. A grade 3 tear can take up to a year. After a sprain, you should do ankle stengthening exercises to prevent re-injury from occurring when you return to full activity.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

On average, how long will a sprained ankle last?

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Dr. Thomman Kuruvilla
Podiatry 23 years experience
ANKLE SPRAIN: It depends because an ankle sprain is diagnose by most foot and ankle specialists in stages. Stage 1 to 2 is usually 2 to 4 weeks. Stage 3 usually takes 4 to 6 weeks and stage 4 sometimes takes as much as 3 months and requires possible surgical treatment.
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