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My ankle is still swollen after rolling it 3 weeks ago but there is no pain at all and can put weight on it?

My ankle is still swollen after rolling it 3 weeks ago but there is no pain at all and can put weight on it?

Swelling is natural: Ankle joint swelling following a mild or moderate sprain is common. It can last a lot longer than you think. It's fortunate that you do not have pain, but natural for it to be still swollen at three weeks. Be patient. Swelling typically resolves at 12 to 16 weeks, but can last longer with recurrent sprains or chronic ankle joint problems. At your age, this likely will not be a future problem. ...Read more

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It has been almost three months since I sprained my ankle, and it's still swollen. What should I do?

It has been almost three months since I sprained my ankle, and it's still swollen. What should I do?

Orthopaedic surgeon: You may have something else going on in your ankle such as instability (looseness), loose bodies, a cartilage lesion, or scar tissue that is causing swelling and flui accumulation within your ankle joint. Further or initial orthopaedic evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle three months ago, but it's still painful and very noticeably swollen. Should I be worried?

I sprained my ankle three months ago, but it's still painful and very noticeably swollen. Should I be worried?

Unstable.: Pain and swelling, after three months, demonstrates that your ankle has been left unstable by the sprain. You are experiencing, your bodies way of treating, the instability. You need to have a thorough evaluation, with imaging studies, to appreciate the extent of the damage. In the meantime, RICE and supportive measures need to be taken. ...Read more

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I have had a sprained ankle for three weeks and its still mildly swollen and causes me some pain some pain what should I do?

I have had a sprained ankle for three weeks and its still mildly swollen and causes me some pain some pain what should I do?

It may take months: Ankle/foot sprains are known to last longer than other parts of body because of their weight-bearing nature on every step you take. Mild sprain may last couple of wks, but severe ones may take months, good shoes/cushions, ankle support/aircast/braces may help. Elevate when u can. Motrin/aleve may easy pain/inflammation. If persistent/more severe, consult doc. My ankle sprain x5 months-still sore. ...Read more

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I had a sever crush to my ankle by road roller got xray nothing broke it was swollen three times its size but 2 weeks later its still quite swollen?

I had a sever crush to my ankle by road roller got xray nothing broke it was swollen three times its size but 2 weeks later its still quite swollen?

Soft tissue injury: You should really consult orthopedic physician. Ligamentous injury can be debilitating. With physical exam and usually mr exam exact location of injury can be detected and options for remedying symptoms can be explored. Sometimes ankle joint effusion also contributes to swelling. ...Read more

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Fell hard on my ankle, was bruised and swollen badly for weeks. Three months later, ankle still swollen and a little sore, why? Wasn't sprained.

Fell hard on my ankle, was bruised and swollen badly for weeks. Three months later, ankle still swollen and a little sore, why? Wasn't sprained.

Consult your doctor: It is common for one to experience swelling and pain for several months following an ankle injury. Consult your physician to see what treatment options are best for you. ...Read more

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I broke my foot about 2 months ago and I got my cast off three weeks ago but my foot still swollen so far. Why and how long does it take?

I broke my foot about 2 months ago and I got my cast off three weeks ago but my foot still swollen so far. Why and how long does it take?

Foot Fracture: A foot fracture takes roughly 2 months to have radiographic appearance of healing, but takes longer to fully heal. Swelling is normal whenever there is a fracture or injury and can take several months to a year for complete recovery. You are doing everything right, but patience is the best ally in this recovery. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I had non displaced toe fract three month a go, but my foot still gets swollen after I walk on it, is it normal and how long it takes to heal

I had non displaced toe fract three month a go, but my foot still gets swollen after I walk on it, is it normal and how long it takes to heal

6 to 8 weeks: For a healthy individual, bone normally takes 6-8 weeks to heal. If you're still having pain and swelling 3 months in, you may want to see the doctor treating you for this for follow up xrays. It is possible that the fracture fragments shifted or that the fracture line hasn't healed yet. This is called a delayed union. ...Read more

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Why is my ankle still swollen after a hard fall the other day? I need some advice.

Why is my ankle still swollen after a hard fall the other day? I need some advice.

Cause you: Likely sprained (hopefully no breaks) it, rest, ice, compression rest, ice, elevation of foot.
Sprains can last up to 2-3 months before healed. ...Read more

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Why is my ankle still swollen 7 weeks after a fall!?

Why is my ankle still swollen 7 weeks after a fall!?

Depends on what: Grade of sprain it was and what treatment you got. Swelling is normal after any injury but more so to foot and ankle due to gravity. Elevation will help and people tend to heal at different rates so if it persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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I've tweaked my ankle a month ago, it doesn't hurt but is still kinda swollen, what does this mean?

I've tweaked my ankle a month ago, it doesn't hurt but is still kinda swollen, what does this mean?

Healing: This sounds like you had a sprain. Depending on how bad the sprain was, it will take a longer time to heal. Be patient and avoid aggravating activities. ...Read more

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I sprang my ankle about a month ago and it's still swollen and still hurts. Can you tell me what's going on?

Listen and Learn.: More than likely, the pain and swelling are indicators, telling you that sufficient healing has not yet occurred. The swelling is the body's attempt to put more stability on the injury, mainly to restrict movement. The pain is the body's attempt to convince you, not to use the ankle until further notice. You need to have the ankle re-evaluated and proceed with following proper protocol. ...Read more

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Why do I sprain my ankles almost every year? And are my ankles still swollen from when I sprained then in july?

Why do I sprain my ankles almost every year? And are my ankles still swollen from when I sprained then in july?

Consult your doctor: It is common for one to experience swelling and pain for several months following an ankle injury. Consult your physician to see what treatment options are best for you. People often times may develop ankle instability after an injury. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My baby is in 3days a month old and my ankles is still swollen and I also get cramps in my ankles. Is this normal???

My baby is in 3days a month old and my ankles is still swollen and I also get cramps in my ankles. Is this normal???

Obgyn evaluation: Schedule your post partum visit. This way your doctor can evaluate your ankle swelling. They will also want to confirm that your blood pressure is normal and evaluate your post partum weight loss. In most cases foot and ankle swelling will resolve over time. ...Read more

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Should my ankle still be swollen 2 weeks after spraining it?

Should my ankle still be swollen 2 weeks after spraining it?

Tes...: This is nowhere near enough time for the swelling from the injury to subside. The area may remain swollen for months but it will eventually go away, but very gradually. ...Read more

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Please explain why is my ankle still swollen 6 months after I sprained it?

Please explain why is my ankle still swollen 6 months after I sprained it?

Depends: It depends on the severity and cause of the injury.
Need to see a podiatrist for exam and possible MRI to discover the problem. ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 2 weeks ago, still swollen?

Not uncommon: Ice, elevation, wear ankle brace, compression is good, decrease salt in diet, take an antiinflammatory, consider physical therapy. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle 3 months ago. I had fusiotherapy setions. Why is my ankle still swollen?

Need MRI: Sounds like you have a more severe ankle sprain than they thought. U need advanced imaging and eval ligaments, syndesmosis and peroneal tendons. ...Read more

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I'm a gymnast, rolled my ankle back in June and there is still a swollen lump on the outside?

I'm a gymnast, rolled my ankle back in June and there is still a swollen lump on the outside?

See Orthopedic doc: U may require further testing. Orthopedic doctor is u'r best bet to help figure out what's going on. ...Read more

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My husband sprained his ankle about a week ago and it is still swollen. How long before it gets better?

Should be improved: He needs to see a doctor for evaluation since it's been a week since the injury. ...Read more

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Twisted my ankle 5 weeks ago, still swollen and can't rotate it properly. Still clicks and gives way. What do you think has happened?

PROPER CARE: What did you do right after the injury? Were you off it for any length of time, or did you resume your normal activities. If you wrapped it in an Ace bandage, that does not provide any support. It could be a stretched, or even torn, ankle ligament. It could be a problem with the large tendons at that level of the ankle. Finally, it could be a bone problem. You should start w/ xrays.
Dr. Latva ...Read more

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I have had major sprains in both my ankles, its been more than a year and my ankles are still swollen up. Tried nearly everything including mri. Advise?

I have had major sprains in both my ankles, its been more than a year and my ankles are still swollen up. Tried nearly everything including mri. Advise?

Ankles unstable: Most ankle sprains heal uneventfully, however many are undertreated leaving a percentage of patients with "streched out" ligaments and instability. If MRI is normal this is likely an instability issue. This can be treated with bracing or surgical repair of the ligaments. ...Read more

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Is my ankle broken, if I sprained it last week and it is still swollen?

Is my ankle broken, if I sprained it last week and it is still swollen?

Get an Xray: Getting an x-ray is the best way to tell if you have a broken bone. Sometimes, additional tests such as ct scan or MRI may be necessary. Swelling after a sprain can still last for weeks, but additional exam and testing is the best way to tell the difference. ...Read more

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I had a high ankle sprain from basketball in september and its still swollen in january...Why?

I had a high ankle sprain from basketball in september and its still swollen in january...Why?

Ortho evaluation now: If you have not already been evaluated by a sports medicine or fort and ankle orthopaedic specialist, you need to seek such an evaluation now. Most high ankle sprains, though slow to heal, should be resolved by 4 months. Stress x-rays and MRI may be indicated. You could have a concomitant injury to the cartilage within your ankle joint (mri best), and/or residual instability (stress x-rays). ...Read more

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My is ankle still swollen and tender after 5 weeks, could it be fractured or sprained? How to tell?

My is ankle still swollen and tender after 5 weeks, could it be fractured or sprained? How to tell?

X-ray: You will need and x-ray to see if you have a fracture or if it is just a sprain. Have it evaluated by your physician to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why does my broken ankle after surgury one month still swollen?

Taking time to: Heal or possibly healing is delayed. You really need to direct this to your doctor. Perhaps physical therapy would help. ...Read more