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A 16-year-old male asked:

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

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
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.
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 39 years experience
Read below: Grade 1 within 4 -6 months, but very functional after 1 month. Grade 2 and 3 will take 8 months to heal. Grade 3 may require surgery and take longer.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
On average: I would say mild 1-2 weeks mod 2-6 severe 4-8 these are just averages.

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A 46-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
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.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How long does a grade 3 ankle sprain take to heal?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
39 years experience
Sprain ankle: Grade three usually needs sx due complete tear which heals in 4-6 weeks without surgery around 8 weeks but will have weakness.
A 38-year-old member asked:

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

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
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.
FL
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

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
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)
Manhattan, KS
A 23-year-old female asked:

How long does it take for a ankle sprain to complete heal and is it ok to wrap it when standing on it?

2 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Bernstein
Podiatry 38 years experience
Ankle sprain: Depending on the severity of the ankle sprain, it can take from 4 to 8 weeks to heal. There are 3° of injury. One is a stretch of the ligaments, 2nd° is a partial tear of the ligaments. 3 degree is a total tear of the ligaments . 3rd degree tears take a good 8 weeks to heal.
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
Podiatry 25 years experience
Yes you may need to wrap it or wear a brace for stability and to get the swelling down.
Jun 14, 2015

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