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If a person with a mild to medium sprained ankle does no treatment but waits 2 weeks, will the result be the same as if he had iced & taken motrin?

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Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Most likely

In most cases, a sprained ankle will heal no matter what you do or don't do.
Ice and Motrin can help with the discomfort, but typically they do not change the outcome.

In brief: Most likely

In most cases, a sprained ankle will heal no matter what you do or don't do.
Ice and Motrin can help with the discomfort, but typically they do not change the outcome.
Dr. Edward Neilsen
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Likely no difference

Ankle sprains, especially low grade types, usually improve rapidly with or without formally therapy (rest, ice, compression, anti-inflammatory medication).
Perhaps early aggressive treatment will hasten or speed up the recovery, but full recovery is expected, nonetheless.

In brief: Likely no difference

Ankle sprains, especially low grade types, usually improve rapidly with or without formally therapy (rest, ice, compression, anti-inflammatory medication).
Perhaps early aggressive treatment will hasten or speed up the recovery, but full recovery is expected, nonetheless.
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