A member asked:

Could you tell me what happens when you go to the doctor with a sprained ankle?

7 doctors weighed in across 3 answers

You get better!: Well, that and with rest, rehabilitation and time. The doctor might take an xray or refer you for mri, prescribe a brace, pain meds and maybe some physical therapy or home exercise. He or she will also rule out other injuries and monitor your recovery to ensure you bounce back fully. Depends on the injury, but most will heal very well.

Answered 2/4/2017


Dr. Sourendra Raut answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery

Depends on timing: Depending on the severity and timing of the sprain, any of the following can happen. If it is a fresh (.

Answered 9/28/2016


Dr. Brian Chimenti answered

Specializes in Sports Medicine

Ankle sprain: Mild sprains can take 1-3 weeks, moderate sprains 2-6 weeks, severe sprains can take several months to recover. It would be better to see a doctor just to be sure as well as to recommend appropriate treatment. Xrays can exclude other injuries including fractures and bone avulsions. Your doctor can outline a treatment program including rest, ice, compression, immobilization, exercise.

Answered 12/9/2013



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