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A 29-year-old female asked:

I sprained my ankle 1 month ago. my ortho put me in a walking boot for a little while. it felt better for a short time but now it's badly swollen and?

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Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 17 years experience
Tendinitis : Immobilization for a month should resolve lie grade ankle sprains. You may have more serious ligamentous disruption that requires longer immobilization or surgery. I would get an MRI now, stay in boot until results. Obviously, there's always possibility that a fracture was missed, or there's post traumatic instability.

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Last updated Jan 15, 2016

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