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How long does swelling last after ankle sprain?

How long does swelling last after ankle sprain?

Many possibilities: Swelling may last a long time following a foot or ankle injury. An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. You may have a soft tissue injury if it is just a sprain and may have damaged the muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the area. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Bernstein
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Broken Ankle (Definition)

Ankle fracture describe a break or fracture of any of the bones of the ankle. This can be caused by falls, trauma, or twisting of the ankle. Patients with ankle fractures experience pain and swelling of the foot, and have difficulty bearing any weight ...Read more


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How long would swelling last for a broken ankle?

How long would swelling last for a broken ankle?

Many variables: To minimize, ice it as much as you can and elevate.... ...Read more

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How long does bruising last with a broken foot?

How long does bruising last with a broken foot?

Depends: It may be as short as 1 week, but usually lasts several weeks, and up to 6 weeks, depending on the type and severity of break. ...Read more

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How long should a healed broken ankle be swollen?

How long should a healed broken ankle be swollen?

Depends: If you still have pain with the swelling, may not be healed. If you are becoming much more active since it healed could be that. Be sure it not an infection (red lines, open sore, hot). Rarely, swelling can be a blood clot. Elevate your toe above your nose to decrease the swelling. If in doubt, get another xray. ...Read more

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How long should I wait to surf after a broken ankle?

How long should I wait to surf after a broken ankle?

Talk to your doc.: You really need to be cleared by the doctor who fixed your ankle before surfing or starting any other activity. ...Read more

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How long will a sprained ankle stay swollen?

Several months: Could stay swollen several months depending on severity of injury and how treated. ...Read more

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How long before a sprained knee heals?

How long before a sprained knee heals?

Variable: Sprains can take as little as a few days, or as long as months to heal. See your doctor to make sure there is not a tear causing the pain. ...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 bruising last after a compound fracture?

How long does bruising last after a compound fracture?

Compound fracture is: not used anymore.the classifications are open: where the fracture breaks the skin, or closed.comminuted means many pieces. The bruising from all fractures resolves according to the amount of blood in the area, the more energy used to cause the fracture the greater the damage,so longer to resolve. The picture is of a closed, angulated junction of the distal/middle shaft of both bones,forearm in yng ...Read more

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How long should it take my broken foot to completely heal?

How long should it take my broken foot to completely heal?

Broken foot: The time to heal depends on what was broken , the nature of the fracture , age nutrition status , etc. as already stated. This is a question best answered by your treating physician as only he/she has all that information . ...Read more

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How long should a sprained ankle be swollen?

How long should a sprained ankle be swollen?

2 weeks to a year: A sprained ankle swells initially because of the injury to the soft tissue and the blood/lymph vessels torn at the time of injury. It takes a while for it to resolve. Anywhere from 2 weeks to up to a year. If you have a tendency to have swollen ankles for other reasons it may persit forever. ...Read more

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How long does a foot swell after being broken?

How long does a foot swell after being broken?

Many factors: How bad is break? Did the original md have suggestions? How much wight is borne by the ares in question? Too many variables to help you over the internet. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How long will my ankle be swollen after having a fracture?

How long will my ankle be swollen after having a fracture?

Bone healing swells: When an injury involves bone, it can take months. The older we get, the longer it lasts. It generally takes a bone 6 weeks to heal. This is the main part of healing. From then on, the bone can take up to one year to remodel itself to completion. Physical therapy seems to speed up the process using various techniques. ...Read more

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How long will a broken foot stay bruised?

How long will a broken foot stay bruised?

Weeks: A broken foot can stay bruised for 4-6 weeks after a fracture, on average. Sometimes the bruising goes away more quickly, sometimes it takes even longer. ...Read more

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How long do ankle replacements last?

How long do ankle replacements last?

Longevity ankles: Good question. It depends on which one you are talking about. But, in general the data suggest a survivorship of 85-90% at 10 years. We don't have the 15 year data yet. ...Read more

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