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Fresno, CA
A 71-year-old female asked:

Sprained my ankle 3 months ago. no pain now, walking fine, but that ankle is still a bit swollen. should i worry about it?

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Dr. Vinay Pampati
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
See ur doctor : As we get older swelling may lady longer than usual but you must make sure your swelling isn't causes by something else such as your heart...u should see ur doc
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Dr. Jean Lieu
Podiatry 23 years experience
ANKLE SPRAINS: In this case scenario, we know the swelling occurred due to injury so as long as there is no pain and you are walking OK, i wouldnt worry about it. With an ankle sprain, depending on the severity, swelling can last for up to 8-10 months.
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Last updated Apr 6, 2016

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