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Sprained ankle, took medicines and having air cast. Elevating foot, soaking in empson salt. Healing process hurts. When will it improve?

Jul 2013
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when you sprain your ankle category 1 take all the meds and drops recommended, have an aircast on. I have been elevating my foot, soaking in empson salt n walking just the neccesary to get through the day. In the healing process does it still hurts? and when will i see feel some improvements?
Posted Sat, 31 Aug 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. K. Naga Ravi Prasad 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Healing time of sprained ankle is 3 weeks minimum

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for writing to XXXXXXX

Full weight bearing on the leg is not allowed till 3 weeks so as to allow the soft tissues to heal and regain their preinjury status.

You can appreciate the improvement in the symptoms after 3-4 weeks.

Continue the treatment which you are following.

Hope I have justified your query. I welcome any more clarifications.

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