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A 26-year-old male asked:

i sprained my ankle 8 days ago, swelling reduced and x ray is clear. i am still not able to put weight on my foot. any advice? should i see gp again? what is the expected recovery time? i am currently wearing an ankle brace for support.

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: Bad sprain require a boot or cast and take about 6 weeks to heal.
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
You need to see-: -a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. Mamy times images may be normal and futher eval is needed. Stress films may show ligamentous injury or ankle mortise problems. Ask your PCP for a referral.

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