U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Summerville, SC
A 32-year-old male asked:

What symtoms should i have with high ankle sprain grade 2 with crutches full weight bearing for 3 weeks, on week 8 and a half since injury?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Hopefully little: What exactly is crutches full weight bearing? Crutches usually implies non weight bearing....Sprains can take time to heal, i would recommend you wearing an ankle brace when you are weight bearing.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Ricardo Reyes
31 years experience
Ankle sprain: Well I am curious about your comment about using crutches and still being full weight bearing.That doesn't make much sense. A grade 2 ankle sprain is not considered a major traumatic injury, in terms of ligament rupture. The normal course would be a 3 to 4 week of non weight bearing with a cam walker.Physical therapy would be started on week two.Symptoms should be some pain and swelling
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.