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Have sprained ankle. Was swollen and took ibuprofen. What is the remedy?

I think I sprained my ankle last night. At this point it's been 24 hours. I iced and elevated it and I've been taking ibuprofen. Last night it was a little swollen but today I noticed that the swelling has gone down. There are no bruises and I can put my weight on the foot and walk. However, this evening I felt a bit of a tinkling sensation in this foot. Should I be worried or is this normal and my ankle will heal in a few days? Thank you.
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, any soft tissue injury needs atleast 3 weeks to heal. Though you have no pain while walking, dont give undue strain to your ankle so as to allow the soft tissues to heal. I think that a little bit of swelling,tingling sensation could be taken as normal during healing phase. If the same symptoms persists even after 3-4 weeks, then it needs some concern and you need an orthopedic surgeons consultation. Hope this is informative for you. Good day
Answered: Sat, 20 Apr 2013
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