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Q. Can a sprained ankle remain swollen and painful even after three weeks?

Answered by
Dr. N. Ashok Viswanath
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 17, 2021

Hello doctor,

I had a sprain in my ankle three weeks ago. My ankle is still swollen slightly with mild pain and pressure. What is the issue?

Please let me know.

Thank you.

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I understand your query.

Repeated sprain over the same area can lead to increased instability and increased inflammation. If you do not have much pain, but if the swelling is still present, you can take an oral and topical anti-inflammatory (over-the-counter anti-inflammatory) for one week. And also, have a cold compress over the affected area. Take food rich in vitamins and minerals and say hydrated. Take good rest. And you will be fine in a few days.

Take care.


The Probable causes:

Ankle injury.

Treatment plan:

Anti-inflammatory.


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