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How long can swelling last with a sprained ankle? It's 6 weeks and still swollen. Had x-rays and no breaks or fractures.

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See Ortho Surgeon

You may have something else going on in your ankle such as instability (looseness), loose bodies, a cartilage lesion, or scar tissue that is causing swelling and flui accumulation within your ankle joint.
Further or initial orthopaedic evaluation is warranted.

In brief: See Ortho Surgeon

You may have something else going on in your ankle such as instability (looseness), loose bodies, a cartilage lesion, or scar tissue that is causing swelling and flui accumulation within your ankle joint.
Further or initial orthopaedic evaluation is warranted.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Have it evaluated.

Swelling may last a long time following a foot or ankle injury.
An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. The x-rays may be falsely negative initially in cases of small stress fractures. You may have a soft tissue injury if it is just a sprain and may have damaged the muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the area. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

In brief: Have it evaluated.

Swelling may last a long time following a foot or ankle injury.
An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. The x-rays may be falsely negative initially in cases of small stress fractures. You may have a soft tissue injury if it is just a sprain and may have damaged the muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the area. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
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Dr. Tracey Leaver-Williams
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Months

Especially if you are not resting your ankle! also on occasion fractures do not show p on early xrays but can be seen later, if you are still having pain consider re-evaluation.

In brief: Months

Especially if you are not resting your ankle! also on occasion fractures do not show p on early xrays but can be seen later, if you are still having pain consider re-evaluation.
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