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When Will A Broken Ankle Typically Heal
Varies: In an average healthy person, the fracture will likely heal within 6-8 weeks. However, the sports functionality of the ankle may not return to normal for nearly 6-12 months. This depends on the severity of the initial injury and the subsequent rehab of the ankle. Your orthopedist will guide you through your recovery process. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stuff: Beyond rest and elevation, maintain optimum health and nutrition with the rest of your body and keep a positive outlook. There are many things that can delay fracture healing, but nothing that will speed it up. Of note, anti-inflammatory medication delays bone healing. This includes ibuprofen, aleve, (naproxen) nuprin and aspirin. Don't take them constantly or your healing will be delayed. ...Read more
Not usually: Not usually, 6 weeks is generally the average length of time for healing of a fracture. Children heal must faster, possibly 3 weeks, and seniors more slowly, probably 8-10 weeks, depending upon confounding conditions such as poor circulation, diabetes, etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Painful ankle: The outcome of a broken ankle depends on the severity of the fracture and displacement of the ankle joint. A simple nondisplaced fracture may heal without any treatment but many other fractures required immobilization or surgery to prevent further pain, deformity, and arthritis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long does it take a broken ankle to heal? It's been almost two months and I'm still in tremendous pain.
Varies: It depends on how serious of a fracture you sustained, how it was treated, and how compliant you were with your doctor's orders. Did you have surgery to repair the break or were you placed in a cast? Did you stay off the foot? Severe pain after 2 months is not common, but it may depend on specifics. I recommend you follow up with your specialist who can better assess the healing process. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had surgery for a screw to be put in to help heal my broken ankle and then had it removed, but I still have pain sometimes. Any suggestions?
I ended up in the ER Monday night, I had a migraine and intense burning pain in my neck and shoulder. They had an osteo dr evaluate me. He said my whole body is out of alignment from a broken ankle 13 years ago that didn't heal correctly, it turns inward.
If I drink milk and eat yougourt and eat collard green speed up the recovery of a broken ankle and not way to eat I need it to heal in 6 to 8 weeks so month and two weeks I hope.?
I don't believe: The healing in the bone will be substantially increased based on your diet. It is important that you are not deficient in say vitamin d and calcium but, once those levels are normal. ..I don't feel "more is better". Bone takes 6-8 weeks. Things like smoking, steroids, even anti-inflammatories have all been reported to delay bone healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You are Incorrect!!: Some people will heal with compression, splinting and ice. But some people are permanantly impaired without proper casting or surgery if needed. You are misinformed if you believe everyone with broken ankles healed without any problems, before the onset of modern medicine. If you wish to gamble......? ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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