A 25-year-old male asked:
sprained ankle pretty badly 8 weeks ago. while pain is improving and i'm almost walking normally, my ankle still swells up during the day, is that ok?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Devang Patel answered
16 years experience Family Medicine
Reinjury: If you didn't let your ankle heal properly with rest for several weeks, most likely it didn't heal completely and everytime you walk, the inflammation comes back. I would see an orthopedic doctor.
Answered on Aug 1, 2014
Dr. David Wiebe answered
21 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: It's very common to have increasing swelling throughout the day for weeks or months after an injury to the soft tissues. Gravity is your enemy; put it up high whenever you can. A wrap during the day is ok too.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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