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

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Dr. Jordan Steinberg
Podiatry 14 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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A 41-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
About a week: But this may depend on how it is treated.
A 34-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Jeffrey Ross
Podiatry 42 years experience
Early treatment: Depending on the extent of the injury and the early treatment provided, typically an ankle sprain may take 4-6 weeks to heal. If the ankle ligaments are not damaged, and there is no internal injury to the ankle, and with active physical therapy, the time can even be shortened. Of course prevention of re-injury is imperative. An ankel brace may be very valuable.
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How long does it take for mild sprained ankle to heal?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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3-6 weeks: Usually 3=6 weeks.
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 37 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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A 37-year-old female asked:

How long should it take for a sprained ankle to heal, typically?

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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine 23 years experience
Depends on severity: I will define "healed" by stating that it's the time when someone can return to their usual activities without pain or disability. Full recovery from an ankle sprain varies with severity. I will give you some typical ranges: grade 1 (mildest injury): 1-2 weeks; grade 2: 2- 6 weeks; grade 3 (most severe): 6-12 weeks.

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