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Severe ankle sprain 3 wks ago. Orthopedic put in cam walker. looked like a balloon when first injured it and still pretty swollen. Is this normal?

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In brief: Not unusual.

Ankle sprains are categorized by amount and degree of injury.
Your sprain was "severe" which means multiple soft tissue structures were injured and ankle stability compromised--thus the cam walker. Very common for this type of injury to swell and stay swollen for extended periods. Some patients have residual swelling long term after severe sprains. Physical therapy can be very beneficial.

In brief: Not unusual.

Ankle sprains are categorized by amount and degree of injury.
Your sprain was "severe" which means multiple soft tissue structures were injured and ankle stability compromised--thus the cam walker. Very common for this type of injury to swell and stay swollen for extended periods. Some patients have residual swelling long term after severe sprains. Physical therapy can be very beneficial.
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