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If we treat my child's ankle sprain will it be gone, or do I need to keep worrying?

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Dr. Kirt Kimball
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Second opinion

Children don't usually sprain thie ankles.
A sprain is a ligament injury and in kids the ligaments generally are stronger than their growth plates thus the injury usually follows the path of least resistance and you have a growth plate fracture rather than a sprain. Maybe get another opinion if you think your child has a sprain.

In brief: Second opinion

Children don't usually sprain thie ankles.
A sprain is a ligament injury and in kids the ligaments generally are stronger than their growth plates thus the injury usually follows the path of least resistance and you have a growth plate fracture rather than a sprain. Maybe get another opinion if you think your child has a sprain.
Dr. Kirt Kimball
Dr. Kirt Kimball
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Dr. Jay Ryan
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Some severe sprains take over a year to resolve, usually kids heal faster though.
If an injury persists longer than a few weeks in your child, consider a subtle fracture-- try looking up salter harris type 1 injuries for more info. Call a doctor if this matches their symptoms. If it is a sprain, it should fully resolve, but it's still good to have it checked for concomitant injury.

In brief: Depends

Some severe sprains take over a year to resolve, usually kids heal faster though.
If an injury persists longer than a few weeks in your child, consider a subtle fracture-- try looking up salter harris type 1 injuries for more info. Call a doctor if this matches their symptoms. If it is a sprain, it should fully resolve, but it's still good to have it checked for concomitant injury.
Dr. Jay Ryan
Dr. Jay Ryan
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