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How long do i need to wear my aircast for a grade 1 high ankle sprain?

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Depends on degree of: sprain- figure 3-4 weeks. consult your private physician.
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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
2-4 weeks.: For a grade one, 2-4 weeks should be sufficient. You should initiate physical therapy to strengthen the ankle.

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What kind of treatment do you need for a high ankle sprain?

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Dr. William Cooney
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Ankle brace : Airccast plastic foam expandable brace.
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A 18-year-old female asked:

Can you make a grade 1 ankle sprain to a grade 3 ankle sprain?If so, how can you do that

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Dr. David Abrutyn
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Yes: Typically from reinjury or returning to sport to early--before grade 1 sprain heals.
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What is the difference between a grade 1 and a grade 2 ankle sprain?

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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Sprains: Grade 1 is mild non structural damage to the ligaments grade 2 will have moderate damage yet most heal well with proper care.
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How long does each grade of ankle sprain take to heal?

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Dr. Ronald Galyon
Orthopedic Surgery 35 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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