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Sprained my ankle 3-4 weeks ago and it is still sore. The ATL is still swollen and I've noticed that the PTL has now started swelling as well. Normal?

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Dr. Daniel Goldman
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

It can take up to 6 weeks for a bad ankle sprain to heal.
I advise taking Aleve (naproxen) 2 tabs twice daily with food x 10 days, rest, ACE bandage wrap for support x 10 days. If it is no better in 2 weeks, then you need to be seen by a doctor for an evaluation, or sooner if it gets worse.

In brief: Yes

It can take up to 6 weeks for a bad ankle sprain to heal.
I advise taking Aleve (naproxen) 2 tabs twice daily with food x 10 days, rest, ACE bandage wrap for support x 10 days. If it is no better in 2 weeks, then you need to be seen by a doctor for an evaluation, or sooner if it gets worse.
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