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Old 01-04-2011, 10:18 AM   #1
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Swelling after Ankle Sprain

My husband was diagnosised with a grade 2 ankle sprain from rolling it playing volleyball. His only instructions were to take NSAIDs and do RICE, which he did. It has now been 7 weeks and his ankle swelling has come down, but is still swollen. How long will the swelling persist? Thanks!

 
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Re: Swelling after Ankle Sprain

Swelling with any orthopedic injury can last quite a while but I would have him see his doc just in case. Severe swelling can hide a small fracture and he may need to have another set of x-rays just to make sure.

Better to be safe than sorry.

good luck..............Jenny(21 orthopedic surgeries and counting)

 
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:08 AM   #3
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Re: Swelling after Ankle Sprain

That's what I was thinking. Thank you for the reply.

 
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