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Around how long should swelling from a sprained ankle last?

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In brief: 6 weeks to tx sprain

An ankle injury can involve many foot and ankle structures.
Depending on how much damage there is, it may take up to 6 weeks of immobilization, rest, ice, elevation and anti inflammatory medication before the pain and swelling subside.

In brief: 6 weeks to tx sprain

An ankle injury can involve many foot and ankle structures.
Depending on how much damage there is, it may take up to 6 weeks of immobilization, rest, ice, elevation and anti inflammatory medication before the pain and swelling subside.
Dr Amira Mantoura
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Dr Abdul Ahmed
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Ankle sprain

The swelling typically lasts from 3-6 weeks, depending on the severity of the ankle sprain.
Swelling improves with elevation, rest and application of ice.

In brief: Ankle sprain

The swelling typically lasts from 3-6 weeks, depending on the severity of the ankle sprain.
Swelling improves with elevation, rest and application of ice.
Dr Abdul Ahmed
Dr Abdul Ahmed
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Dr Amira Mantoura
I agree. Swelling may subside even when there is residual pain.
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