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Frequent ankle popping since ankle sprain, sharp pricking sensation in a particular spot. Recovery time?

Hi Dr. Siegel. I sprained my ankkle on Thanksgiving Day, and when I fell I heard and felt a pop behind the ankle bone. I ve been using crutches and a cane, and can put some weight on it. Alot of the swelling has gone down, but the last few days, I don t know if I ve over done it or what (It s my right ankle, but I do have to drive the kids to and from school, just a couple miles, and I have been putting some weight on it at home), but the ankle joint has popped a few times and in that one spot (where it popped originally) I get a sharp pricking sensation at times and now it s hard to get comfortable, no matter which way I try to turn it or prop it up. There is still some pain in it too. I was wondering what your opinion was because I don t have any insurance and can t afford an x-ray at the moment. Also, how long does it normally take a sprain to heal?
Asked On : Fri, 7 Dec 2012
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I have read your query.

You should try to avoid putting weight on the affected ankle. If you have to drive then you better get walking or fiber glass boot cast. It usually takes about 1 month for healing of sprain.

You can take 1 tab. aceclofenac+serratiopeptidase three times a day pain and for healing of soft tissues.

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