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From personal experience how long does it take an ankle sprain taken to get better and heal?

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Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
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In brief: 6 to 12 weeks

There are 3 grades of ankle sprains.
I typically tell my patients that a sprain bad enough to take you to the doctor or ed will take 6 to 12 weeks to fully resolve.

In brief: 6 to 12 weeks

There are 3 grades of ankle sprains.
I typically tell my patients that a sprain bad enough to take you to the doctor or ed will take 6 to 12 weeks to fully resolve.
Dr. Robert Mihalich
Dr. Robert Mihalich
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Dr. Bennett Burns
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: About 6 weeks

Wide variation in severity of sprains- depending on how much of the ligament(s) tear. Rule of thumb is that the ligament will be weaker than normal for at least 6 weeks, even if pain resolves- so wear a brace or avoid activities at high risk for turning the ankle (basketball, tennis, soccer are a few) if pain persists, you have locking, or recurrent instability- get it checked.

In brief: About 6 weeks

Wide variation in severity of sprains- depending on how much of the ligament(s) tear. Rule of thumb is that the ligament will be weaker than normal for at least 6 weeks, even if pain resolves- so wear a brace or avoid activities at high risk for turning the ankle (basketball, tennis, soccer are a few) if pain persists, you have locking, or recurrent instability- get it checked.
Dr. Bennett Burns
Dr. Bennett Burns
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