Medical Specialty >> Pediatrics

Doctors Lounge - Pediatrics Answers

Back to Pediatrics Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 9/9/2017.

Forum Name: Pediatric Topics

Question: Ankle Sprain, after 4 months hasn't healed


 Ziam - Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:10 am

Hello, 4months ago i sprained my ankle playing basketball, for the 2-3 days after the injury i had pain whilst walking, after that the pain subsided, but i still had little pain when i apply tiny pressure to the injury position (angle) of my ankle, this has stayed the same for 4 months now, and im just curious if its still in the process of healing or has it incompletely healed?

Thanks for your time
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sun Dec 14, 2008 11:16 am

User avatar Hello,
Sprains can take several weeks to heal and are easily re-injured if you are not very careful. In some cases a sprain is actually a simple fracture that was not detected when it occurred so ongoing pain in spite of rest should be checked out.

Best wishes.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us