I had a bike accident 5 months back and suffered an ankle ligament gear. I did not get a plaster done. I have been on medication for a month now. How much time will it take to heal? When can I start running again?
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Hi, this is Dr Hitin Mathur, orthopaedic surgeon from Fortis C Doc Hospital, new Delhi. Welcome to Practo. As far as your ligament stain is concerned, immobilisation of the ankle with a plaster at the time of injury helps in healing the Ligaments in correct position in about 3 weeks. It may take a bit longer without immobilisation, maybe upto 6 weeks. You could put a crepe bandage on and don't walk on uneven surfaces for another 3 weeks. Keep the leg elevated since swelling may take longer to go. If symptoms still persists, you should see an orthopaedic surgeon to get your ankle examined for instability and pain.