Many bone and joint injuries heal fairly quickly. A sprained ankle is one of those injuries that can heal in a few weeks. When should you be concerned that something is wrong? In this Ask Dr. Geier video, I discuss two reasons why you could have ankle pain weeks after an ankle sprain.

Sierra asks:
I still have ankle pain a month after my ankle sprain. Should I be doing PT?

An ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries in sports. Many people don’t even see a doctor for the injury. Most heal on their own, and people return to sports and exercise without any trouble.

If you continue to have ankle pain weeks after an ankle sprain, how can you know if something is wrong? Is it possible that you have a worse injury? Or did you just not rehab the ankle enough, and you need physical therapy?

Man with ankle pain weeks after an ankle sprain

If you have suffered a sprained ankle that just doesn’t seem to be getting better, watch this video to learn two common reasons people still have ankle pain weeks after an ankle sprain and what you could do in each scenario.

Also read:
Sprained ankle: Mechanism of injury, diagnosis and initial treatment of an ankle sprain
Should you try to play through a sprained ankle?

Recommended Products and Resources
Click here to go to Dr. David Geier’s Amazon Influencer store!
Due to a large number of questions I have received over the years asking about products for health, injuries, performance, and other areas of sports, exercise, work and life, I have created an Amazon Influencer page. While this information and these products are not intended to treat any specific injury or illness you have, they are products I use personally, have used or have tried, or I have recommended to others. THE SITE MAY OFFER HEALTH, FITNESS, NUTRITIONAL AND OTHER SUCH INFORMATION, BUT SUCH INFORMATION IS DESIGNED FOR EDUCATIONAL AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. THE CONTENT DOES NOT AND IS NOT INTENDED TO CONVEY MEDICAL ADVICE AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE THE PRACTICE OF MEDICINE. YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON THIS INFORMATION AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR, NOR DOES IT REPLACE, PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE, DIAGNOSIS, OR TREATMENT. THE SITE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACTIONS OR INACTION ON A USER’S PART BASED ON THE INFORMATION THAT IS PRESENTED ON THE SITE. Please note that as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.