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How long should a sprained ankle be swollen?

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Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Dr. Steven Sheskier
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Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Long time

Months to a year.

In brief: Long time

Months to a year.
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
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