A 42-year-old female asked:
4 weeks into a sprained ankle, still swollen, can walk with a limp, some pain. i can bare some weight but no great improvement. is this normal?
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Podiatry 19 years experience
Ankle sprain : I would say ankle sprains are drastically under treated. You are 4 weeks post injury still with pain and swelling. This cn lead to functional instability see your local podiatrist asap.
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Podiatry 44 years experience
Unstable ankle....: No it is not normal, especially after four weeks, unless your ankle has more than just a sprain. Swelling is a sign of instability and means that the more healing is needed. It's time for a re-evaluation of the ankle.
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Last updated May 7, 2017
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