Wearing a walking boot for at least two weeks post-injury will enable your ankle to heal the right way. If you fractured your ankle, you may find wearing a brace for three to eight weeks is ideal. Even after your sprained or broken ankle heals, you’ll likely want to wear an ankle brace to prevent re-injury.
How long does it take to recover from a Grade 2 ankle sprain?
Grade 2 – Moderate. Grade 2 injuries occur when you have a significant ligament injury that allows the ligament to excessively stretch. In most cases, these injuries result in a recovery period of 4 to 6 weeks. With increasing injury severity, the rehabilitation process becomes more complex and extensive.