A 36-year-old member asked:
how long is it supposed to it take for a sprained ankle to heal?
2 doctor answers
Dr. John Ayres answered
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
People also searched for:
Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!
$15 per month