A 16-year-old female asked:
8wks ago i sprained my ankle no break i'm still in pain doc said just rest and today i think i re-injured it by twisting it any sugg ?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Vikram Patelanswered
Pain Management 39 years experience
Ankle sprain: You should stabilize the ankle with a brace or an elastic bandage at the least. Applying ice initially to reduce the swelling and heat after about 2 days to improve blood flow should help. Make sure it is not broken when you injured it second time. Ligaments take weeks to months to heal. Good luck.
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Dr. Ashley Vanderloopanswered
Podiatry 15 years experience
Ankle sprain: 8 weeks is typically enough time to heal an ankle sprain if properly protected... with a re-injury some patients need an additional 6-8 weeks of isolated healing... the best thing for you to do is to get an exam for the best diagnosis and treatment plan for you! Best wishes!
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Last updated May 16, 2016
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