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How long do I need to wear my aircast for a grade 1 high ankle sprain?

How long do I need to wear my aircast for a grade 1 high ankle sprain?

Depends on degree of: Sprain- figure 3-4 weeks. Consult your private physician. ...Read more

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 should I wear the compression bandage for? Sprained ankle 2 weeks ago. Still hurts a little not nearly as bad. Only A tiny bit swollen now

How long should I wear the compression bandage for? Sprained ankle 2 weeks ago. Still hurts a little not nearly as bad. Only A tiny bit swollen now

A good Start.: Still a little pain and swelling means that the ankle is still unstable. Two weeks is not enough time for a sprain of any substance. You may have to go 4 to 6 weeks for optimum recovery. Of course this is only guess work since you have not disclosed the severity of the sprain. You might try a little heat to speed the healing up. ...Read more

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How long to wear a boot for a sprained ankle?

How long to wear a boot for a sprained ankle?

At least 3 weeks..: Hello,
Tendon and ligament healing take about 4 weeks based on many studies, passive range of motion is allowed during week 3 and active range of motion is allow come week 4. With an ankle sprain depending on what ligaments and how bad they were involved I would say at least 3 weeks of offloading/protected weight-bearing would be appropriate. Feel Better! ...Read more

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Just got plaster cast for grade 3 ankle sprain today. How long will I have to wear. Will this fix it?

Just got plaster cast for grade 3 ankle sprain today. How long will I have to wear. Will this fix it?

More info needed: If the x ray showed a tiny avulsion fracture answer is 6-8 weeks hopefully with some Physical Therapy to increase range of motion and strength. If the tendon tear ("Grade 3 suggests a tear with some bruising occured) is small 3-4 weeks should do the trick 4-5 with more significant tears. If you are not improving MRI study to evaluate the tendons is indicated. ...Read more

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For how long after a severe ankle sprain should I wear a supportive brace? It has been 5 weeks and I am still walking with a limp.

For how long after a severe ankle sprain should I wear a supportive brace? It has been 5 weeks and I am still walking with a limp.

Varies: It varies a somewhat based upon the severity of the sprain. The fact that you are still limping when you walk suggests you are not fully healed. You may want to schedule a follow up appointment to make sure it was nothing more than a sprain. One way to see if you are ready to come out if the support is to try it without and see. You will know then if you are ready. Follow up appointment. ...Read more

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How long to wear an aircast boot for a 2nd to 3rd degree ankle sprain (ortho said it was "at least a moderate sprain")? It has been 3.5 weeks and I c

How long to wear an aircast boot for a 2nd to 3rd degree ankle sprain (ortho said it was "at least a moderate sprain")? It has been 3.5 weeks and I c

The dr will usualy: Base his decision o palpating the region of injury to see if you have pain, place ankle thru range of motion and watch you walk and ask for your feedback. This coupled with the amount of time that passed will help make his decision. 3.4-4 weeks is certainly sufficient time if your not feeling pain. It is important to do strength training excercises afterwards. I still say get clearance from Dr. ...Read more

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What should I wear with sprained ankle?

What should I wear with sprained ankle?

A Lace up brace.: For mild sprains, a lace up brace should provide sufficient support to allow for healing. The elastic wraps do not provide sufficient support. ...Read more

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How long to get healed from a sprained ankle?

Ankle sprain: Mild ankle sprains swelling no bruising, resolve in 1-2 weeks. Moderate sprains where there is bruising may take 4-6 weeks and severe sprains with bruising and ligament or bone damage require immobilization or surgery which will take 3- 6 months to resolve. ...Read more

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How long does sprained ankle take to recover?

How long does sprained ankle take to recover?

Depends on the: Severity of the sprain. Rest, ice, compression (with elastic anklet, or ace bandage) are the hallmarks of good treatment. An ankle brace is a good idea, when starting t return to sports to protect the area. Balance training and peroneal muscle strengthening are good for rehab. ...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.‚Äč

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 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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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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On average, how long will a sprained ankle last?

ANKLE SPRAIN: It depends because an ankle sprain is diagnose by most foot and ankle specialists in stages. Stage 1 to 2 is usually 2 to 4 weeks. Stage 3 usually takes 4 to 6 weeks and stage 4 sometimes takes as much as 3 months and requires possible surgical treatment. ...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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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?

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?

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

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I have a sprained ankle. How long is it going to take for it to heal?

I have a sprained ankle. How long is it going to take for it to heal?

That would depend: On how bad the sprain is and what you do for it..... ...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 is the swelling from a sprained ankle?

How long is the swelling from a sprained ankle?

Ankle sprain: To heal a sprained ankle, it depends on the severity of the sprain. If its a chronically sprained ankle with constant pain and instability, it will take longer than a mild outside sprain. Usually 3-4 weeks of rest, icing, antiinflammatory meds (like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin), bracing or compressing wraps, with or without physical therapy should the starting treatment. Hope that helped! ...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

Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

An injury that occurs when the ankle rolls, twists, or turns ...Read more