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A 35-year-old member asked:

it has been almost three months since i sprained my ankle, and it's still swollen. what should i do?

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Dr. Matthew Enna
Orthopedic Surgery 20 years experience
See a doctor: If you still have swelling three months after your injury, it is possible that you have a fracture in your ankle that has gone unrecognized. I would suggest seeing an orthopaedic doctor for appropriate x-rays and physical exam, .
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Orthopaedic surgeon: You may have something else going on in your ankle such as instability (looseness), loose bodies, a cartilage lesion, or scar tissue that is causing swelling and flui accumulation within your ankle joint. Further or initial orthopaedic evaluation is warranted.

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