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A 36-year-old member asked:

How long is it supposed to it take for a sprained ankle to heal?

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Dr. John Ayres
Orthopedic Surgery 38 years experience
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.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Depends on severity.: Could take weeks to months.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kahn
45 years experience
Several months: Depending on severity it can take several months.
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A 41-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for mild sprained ankle to heal?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 53 years experience
3-6 weeks: Usually 3=6 weeks.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

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

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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.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

How long does it usually take for a sprained ankle to heal?

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Dr. Jordan Steinberg
Podiatry 15 years experience
Ankle Spain : A ankle sprain can take anywhere from 4-8 weeks to heal depending on the severity of the injury.
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Ireland
A 16-year-old male asked:

How long does a sprained ankle take to heal?

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Dr. Adeshola Ezeokoli
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Variable: It can be anything from 1- 2 months depending on how severe the sprain was.
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A member asked:

I have a sprained ankle. How long is it going to take for it to heal?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 45 years experience
Severity.: Well, healing times vary. It's really dependent on the severity of the sprain. Mild, moderate and severe, you might say. You could be up and about with a mild sprain in a minute or two, although the "healing" could take several days. A severe sprain could take immobilization, surgery and months of post sprain care until totally "healed".
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