A 36-year-old member asked:
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how long is it supposed to it take for a sprained ankle to heal?

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Dr. John Ayres
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
10 weeks: It depends on the severity of the injury. Sprains can be grade 1 (strained), 2 (partial tear), or 3 (complete disruption of the ligament). Grade 1 tears typically progresse at a rate of 8 to 10% per week for 10 to 12 weeks. A grade 3 tear can take up to a year. After a sprain, you should do ankle stengthening exercises to prevent re-injury from occurring when you return to full activity.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Depends on severity.: Could take weeks to months.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Several months: Depending on severity it can take several months.
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Variable: It can be anything from 1- 2 months depending on how severe the sprain was.
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Dr. Darren Corteen
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Depends on severity: Majority of sprains involve the outside or lateral side of the ankle, affecting the anterior talofibular ligament. If injury mainly involves this liga ... Read More
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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3-6 weeks: Usually 3=6 weeks.

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