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How long does a sprained ankle heal completely?

How long does a sprained ankle heal completely?

Healing of sprain: This varies according to the severity of the sprain and the health and age of the individual. It also varies whether it is treated or not. Some sprains may heal in 3 to 4 weeks while others linger for many months. In the worst case scenario, healing remains incomplete and leads to chronic ankle instability. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

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


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How long can a lightly sprained ankle to heal?

How long can a lightly sprained ankle to heal?

Ankle Sprain: Ankle sprains are very common injuries. There's a good chance that while playing as a child or stepping on an uneven surface as an adult you sprained your ankle--some 25,000 people do it every day.? http://www.aofas.org/footcaremd/how-to/foot-injury/pages/how%20to%20care%20for%20a%20sprained%20ankle.aspx ...Read more

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How long would it take a sprained ankle to heal?

How long would it take a sprained ankle to heal?

Depends on severity: Majority of sprains involve the outside or lateral side of the ankle, affecting the anterior talofibular ligament. If injury mainly involves this ligament and is mild will significantly improve in 3-4 wks. More severe injuries affecting additional ligaments could have some lingering symptoms for 6-8 wks. Initially elevate, ice and modify activity to avoid exacerbation of pain ...Read more

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How long is it normal for a sprained ankle take to heal?

How long is it normal for a sprained ankle take to heal?

Early treatment: Depending on the extent of the injury and the early treatment provided, typically an ankle sprain may take 4-6 weeks to heal. If the ankle ligaments are not damaged, and there is no internal injury to the ankle, and with active physical therapy, the time can even be shortened. Of course prevention of re-injury is imperative. An ankel brace may be very valuable. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to heal a sprained ankle?

Depends: There are several factors that influence the time an ankle sprain takes to heal. Amount of ligament damage, your treatment for it, general health, and any previous injuries to the ankle. Get a good diagnosis, early treatment and protect it as it heals (brace ) make sure to finish a rehab program to decrease the chance of reinjury. ...Read more

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

Ankle sprains are very common injuries. There's a good chance that while playing as a child or stepping on an uneven surface as an adult you sprained your ankle--some 25,000 people do ...Read more