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Sprained ankle 6 mo. ago. never seemed to heal. podiatrist tried prednisone but it didn't help. what next? allergic to all otc anti-inflammatories

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MRI: Sprained ankle pain can linger after immobilization and medications have stopped. An MRI is indicated to determine damage done to the ligaments. X-rays would not show this unless the joints stabilized by these ligaments were dislocated. If there is ligament damage, surgical intervention would be required.

Answered 5/21/2015

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See below: May need an MRI to see if there was more damage than thought. Ankle brace may be needed depending on how much pain and ligament laxity there is

Answered 6/12/2015

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