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Ankle Still Swollen After Sprain A Month Ago
-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Severely sprained my ankle in July. (6 months ago). Worse than a break they said, and my ankle is still swollen and shifted down than the other ankle?
Sprained my ankle 3 months ago. No pain now, walking fine, but that ankle is still a bit swollen. Should I worry about it?
I sprained my ankle 6 months ago and it is still painful and swollen, I cannont walk long distances or exercise on it. What could be causing this?
Hi! About a month ago, we got an X-ray and found out I sprained my ankle. Right now, there's no pain but it is still swollen. Why is that? Thanks!
I sprained my left ankle playing basketball a month ago and it does not hurt anymore but is still swollen. Can I start playing basketball again?
Yes: typically 4 to 6 weeks recovery however should return with appropriate ankle taping to help support the ankle. Anticipate up to 4 months of reactive swelling. If this was a high ankle sprain need to wait more in the neighborhood of 8 to 12 weeks to return. ...Read more
I hurt my ankle 2 months ago. My Dr said its sprained, now its still swollen and yesterday It felt like a elastic being torn broken now I cant walk?
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more