A 26-year-old female asked:
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should my ankle sprain swelling have gone by day 5? was only mild sprain could walk afterward, its just still really swollen and a little sore now.

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Dr. Anthony Watson
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Time, time, time: Ankle sprain swelling can take as long as a year to resolve. Almost never is it resolved by 5 days. The worst of the swelling typically resolves over 6 weeks. Do not let the presence of swelling cause you to restrict your activities. Instead, let pain be your guide.
Answered on Feb 24, 2018
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