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How long is there swelling in a sprain?

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Dr. Daniel Hampton answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Swelling: It depends on which joint and how bad the sprain was. Swelling can often persist for a number of months, even after the joint is feeling better.

Answered 5/6/2015

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Dr. Payam Rafat answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Can last a long time: Swelling may last a long time following a an injury. An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. You may have a soft tissue injury if it is just a sprain and may have damaged the muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the area. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

Answered 3/30/2014

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