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A 27-year-old male asked:

I think i sprained my ankle three days ago. the ankle has remained swollen even now. but it doesn't hurt at all -- just a little tender.?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Try some RICE: Rest, ice, compression, and elevation should help. Additionally, for the minor pain, Acetaminophen or an anti-inflammatory drug like naproxyn or Ibuprofen can help.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Ankle sprain: Sprains can take weeks-months to heal. Swelling may persist few days, especially if you've walking on it & not elevating it as much as possible. Use ice first 24-48 hrs to help reduce swelling; then can try alternating ice & heat, but if swelling worsens, go back to ice. If swelling worsens or ankle becomes more painful, see pcp for further evaluation. May need airsplint or cast.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 49 years experience
You may: Have a grade one ankle sprain.

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