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A 19-year-old female asked:

Should i see a doctor for a sprained ankle that won't go away after 2 months. i can still walk on it but the pain won't go away. the pain is mild.?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Shaw
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Yes: Sprains lasting longer than 6 weeks are abnormal and should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
Yes: 2 months is a long time to have pain that has not been evaluated by a physician.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Have it evaluated.: Pain may last a long time following a foot or ankle injury. An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. You may have a soft tissue injury if it is just a sprain and may have damaged the muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the area. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

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