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Around how long should swelling from a sprained ankle last?

Around how long should swelling from a sprained ankle last?

6 weeks to tx sprain: An ankle injury can involve many foot and ankle structures. Depending on how much damage there is, it may take up to 6 weeks of immobilization, rest, ice, elevation and anti inflammatory medication before the pain and swelling subside. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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How long should swelling last for with a sprained ankle?

How long should swelling last for with a sprained ankle?

Depends: Swelling is usually the last symptom to go away after the injury. The severity of the sprain, whether the ligaments are partially or completely torn has a major bearing on the healing rate. Ice and compression are quite helpful and physical therapy modalities can hasten healing. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a sprained ankle? And for the swelling to go down?

How long does it take to heal a sprained ankle? And for the swelling to go down?

It depends: Courtney, The healing time depends on the degree of injury. Most sprains heal in 7-10 days, but severe ones can take longer. Be sure to RICE- rest, compress (ace wrap), ice (frozen peas), and elevate. Avoid running or jumping until symptoms resolve. If you are not better in 2 weeks, visit your doctor, because further testing may be needed. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long does it take for swelling to go after an rolling inwards ankle sprain?

How long does it take for swelling to go after an rolling inwards ankle sprain?

Varies: It depends on how much damage was done and the degree of swelling. The more you elevate the quicker it will resolve. Could take days to weeks. ...Read more

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Is a sprained ankle supposed to be swollen after 3 weeks ? It seemed normal last week but than started swelling again. And it started hurting again.

See an MD: Ankle injuries can cause leakage of inflammatory fluids for quite some time. This is aggravated by it being a weight bearing structure, and gravity allows pooling of fluids in the lowest extremities. Good luck! ...Read more

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How long does it take until swelling goes down from an ankle sprain?

10-14 days: A typical ankle sprain takes 10-14 days for recovery. There are many other variables to consider, especially what your exam is like. If rest, ice, elevation, and compression (rice) does not work, get it checked out by an orthopedic physician. ...Read more

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I have a Grade 3 sprained ankle, how long will it take for my bruising and swelling to go away?

I have a Grade 3 sprained ankle, how long will it take for my bruising and swelling to go away?

2-3 weeks: bruising and swelling should improve in 2-3 weeks with rest, ice, compression. Stability for a grade 3 may take 2-3 months ...Read more

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Car accident. Sprained ankle. X ray showed no fracture. How short to how long could sprain take to heal? How long could the swelling take to dissapear

Car accident. Sprained ankle. X ray showed no fracture. How short to how long could sprain take to heal? How long could the swelling take to dissapear

It depends. : If there is ligament injury or tendons injury it might take up to 3 month with conservative treatment. If no soft tissue or bone injury it should take few days ...Read more

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Sprained ankle last month ER ruled out fracture going on 6 weeks swelling not going down red patches on leg foot and leg numb up to butt cheek worried

Sprained ankle last month ER ruled out fracture going on 6 weeks swelling not going down red patches on leg foot and leg numb up to butt cheek worried

Ankle injury: With ankle injuries, bones are only one level of concern. We also have to worry about the ligaments which are most commonly injured during an ankle sprain and will not show up on plain film x-rays. I would recommend that you immobilize the limb as much as possible and consult with your closest podiatrist. An MRI of the best in order to rule out soft tissue injuries. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should be done for sprained ankle that is not painful or any swelling (feels slightly "off")?

What should be done for sprained ankle that is not painful or any swelling (feels slightly "off")?

PT: Best to to see a pt to strengthen the muscles on the outside of the ankle to restore stability. ...Read more

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

Ligaments attach the foot to the leg. Ankle sprain is an injury where the foot turns over on the leg and these ligament(s) get stretched out. Important in diagnosing is to determine if it is just a sprain where the ligaments are stretched versus a tear where ...Read more


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Sprain (Definition)

Sprain is also known as Sprains and strains. A sprain is an injury that results from excessive stretching of a ligament, which is a tough band that connects bone to bone and holds joints in place. Rapid swelling and pain ...Read more


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