A more extensive high ankle injury may require surgery. The typical recovery time for a high ankle sprain that doesn't require surgery is between six and eight weeks. If the joint is stable, a high ankle sprain usually can be successfully treated with RICE and immobilization.How long does it take for a sprained ankle to heal?
There is no specific time frame that sprained ankle recover. While we do know that the ligaments themselves will take at least six weeks to heal, your muscle strength, the range of motion, proprioception, and return to function can vary considerably. Here are some general guidelines.