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A 18-year-old female asked:

It's been two weeks since i've sprained my ankle the swelling hasn't gone yet how long will it take and what if it's still there i can walk on it?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 46 years experience
Water cast.: The swelling has not gone down because the ankle is still unstable. The swelling is the body's way of maintaining stability of the ankle. It is essentially a water cast. Two weeks is apparently not enough time to have any appreciable healing. You will need to use some sort of ankle support for a while. The time is based on the extent of the injury.
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