A 53-year-old female asked:
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pain at r ligament of l ankle 11 weeks after sprain. 1 doc said ligament injury, wear brace n rest to heal. 1 doc said ankle exercise. who's right?

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Dr. Oliver Wang
9 years experience Podiatry
Depends : On how severe the sprain was. Is there instability after injury. Any ligament tears. If bad sprain with ligament damage it can take 4 mos. If pain but no swelling than can start physical therapy. If pain is too severe you may need MRI to rule out bone bruise or fracture.
Answered on Sep 18, 2016
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Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Both: Depending on the severity, immobility is the first step. Gentle range of motion should be started early and then progress as tolerated to include strengthening. I would put more weight on a specialist if you went to see one. You should call them and ask this question.
Answered on Apr 19, 2014
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Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
Sprain: As stated , it depends on the severity . Actually both opinions you have are correct. Start with conservative care , then progress to rehab like work. At 11 weeks it is probably time for some imaging studies to see what is going on with the damage.
Answered on Dec 24, 2013

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