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Old 07-14-2011, 10:43 PM   #1
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my ankle is still swollen after six weeks

i sprained my ankle when i stepped on someones foot landing. 6 weeks later my ankle is the noticiably swollen but no brusies. i have to be on my feet 6-8 hours a day because of my job. i can walk on the ankle with no pain. i been swimming the past two days with no pain to get some exercise. i can feel a little pain when i rotate my ankle clockwise or counter clockwise. whats wrong with my ankle?

 
Old 07-15-2011, 10:30 AM   #2
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Re: my ankle is still swollen after six weeks

Well, it's probably staying swollen because you stand a lot.

Try icing it several times per day. And whenever you are sitting down, try propping up your foot above your heart. And if you haven't seen a doctor yet, make an appointment with an orthopedist.

 
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Re: my ankle is still swollen after six weeks

anyone else could help?

 
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Re: my ankle is still swollen after six weeks

6 weeks after a sprain it's possible your tendons and ligaments are still healing. I agree with JaneWhite. Ice, elevate, see orthopedist or podiatrist. Other things to try include OTC NSAIDs (ibuprofen or Aleve, NOT Tylenol or aspirin) and a compression sock. If you can work with your employer to reduce how much you have to stand at work, that might help.

 
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Re: my ankle is still swollen after six weeks

You probably pulled some ligaments and they just stay swollen for a awhile. I twisted my ankle about 4 weeks ago and still have one swollen area in front of the ankle bone but no pain.

 
Old 07-18-2011, 11:45 AM   #6
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Re: my ankle is still swollen after six weeks

[QUOTE=Titchou;4802547]You probably pulled some ligaments and they just stay swollen for a awhile. I twisted my ankle about 4 weeks ago and still have one swollen area in front of the ankle bone but no pain.[/QUOTE]

i started swimming with my ankle. i just want the swelling to go down so i can run again. how long is this going to take? i don't have insurance

 
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Re: my ankle is still swollen after six weeks

No way to know. I could probably run on mine if I hadn't had surgery that is restricting my running until some time in August. It's not all that swollen.

 
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