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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

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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How long does it take for the average ankle sprain to heal?

How long does it take for the average ankle sprain to heal?

It depends: There are three grads for ankle sprain, start from simple one(grade1) which it healed in about4 weeks, grade 2 it take 6weeks grade 3 it take about 8weekes and some time it require surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a ankle sprain to complete heal and is it ok to wrap it when standing on it?

How long does it take for a ankle sprain to complete heal and is it ok to wrap it when standing on it?

Ankle sprain: Depending on the severity of the ankle sprain, it can take from 4 to 8 weeks to heal. There are 3° of injury. One is a stretch of the ligaments, 2nd° is a partial tear of the ligaments. 3 degree is a total tear of the ligaments . 3rd degree tears take a good 8 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take for a sprain ankle take to heal? can you play soccer with a sprained ankle

Six weeks & RICE: An ankle sprain is a serious musculoskeletal injury that accounts for 1 of 10 ER visits in the US and cause pain, swelling and bruising on the outside of the joint. Rest, ice, compression and elevation are basic. Most ankle sprains occur during jumping, pivot and explosive kick sports like soccer and basketball. Return to sports for a grade l ankle sprain is 2 weeks. Six for grade lll! ...Read more

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How long should it take for a sprained ankle to heal, typically?

How long should it take for a sprained ankle to heal, typically?

Depends on the grade: Depending on the grade of severity of the sprain, it could take from 1 week to never unless properly treated. ...Read more

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

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

10 weeks: It depends on the severity of the injury. Sprains can be grade 1 (strained), 2 (partial tear), or 3 (complete disruption of the ligament). Grade 1 tears typically progresse at a rate of 8 to 10% per week for 10 to 12 weeks. A grade 3 tear can take up to a year. After a sprain, you should do ankle stengthening exercises to prevent re-injury from occurring when you return to full activity. ...Read more

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

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

Several months: Depending on severity it can take several months. ...Read more

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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