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Sprained ankle. No swelling. Having pain. Taking ibuprofen. How long is the healing process?

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Sprained ankle for almost three weeks. No swollen but still lots of pain. Taking ibuprofen 600mgs How long is the healing process or should i go to a specialist?
Posted Thu, 29 Aug 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Kulsoom Qureshi 1 hour later
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3 weeks is a long time. Most ordinary sprains or soft tissue injuries heal within this time. Ibuprofin 600 mg is a very good anti-inflammatory medicine & analgesic.
This is quite good that you don't have swelling but sever pain despite taking medicine is a very grave sign.
You should see an Orthopedic surgeon at the earliest & have X-Ray of the affected area.
The doctor will then give you appropriate suggestions to deal with this problem.
Best regards.
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