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A 26-year-old female asked:

i sprained my ankle 7 weeks ago and it is still swollen and can't seem to bend it in all directions without pain. tried ice and elevation, wrapping?

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Ankle swelling: Please see a specialist in ankle care. Your Primary doctor will refer you.
Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Ankle injury: You should be seen by an orthopaedist
Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Unstable Ankle.: Ice, elevation and wrapping is the appropriate way to initiate the treatment of a sprained ankle, provided the "rest" element in not left out. (RICE). This works wonders for less serious ankle sprains, but will fall short for the more serious ones. In these situations, the damaged tissues need to be immobilized with some element of compression. A cam walker usually suffices. Time to seek expert.

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