A 18-year-old male asked:
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i have had major sprains in both my ankles, its been more than a year and my ankles are still swollen up.tried nearly everything including mri. advise?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: I would try using a compression sock to help push the fluid out. But may have created such a severe injury that you will always have swelling of the tissue.
Answered on Nov 29, 2016
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Dr. Michael McGlamry
29 years experience Podiatry
Ankles unstable: Most ankle sprains heal uneventfully, however many are undertreated leaving a percentage of patients with "streched out" ligaments and instability. If MRI is normal this is likely an instability issue. This can be treated with bracing or surgical repair of the ligaments.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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