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can you walk on a sprained ankle

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It depends on how bad the sprain is, how much pain, swelling.

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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes if NO fracture: Ankle sprains are one of the most common extremity injuries. Most mild sprains are effectively treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Wal ... Read More
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Dr. James Chen
15 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends on severity: A high grade ankle sprain is best served being non-weight bearing. If a patient wants a tight ankle after a sprain, he should be nonweight bearing for ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Jay
43 years experience Podiatry
Gentle pressure: Be aware that if the ligaments are totally ruptured, ambulation is not recommended. The ligament tear (sprain) in varying degrees. If the ankle is u ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
When it is healed: This can be determined by using pain and swelling as guidelines.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bicos
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
More pain: If it is only a simple sprained ankle, walking on it too soon will only make the swelling worse and continue the pain. Sometimes a sprained ankle has ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angel Arturo Moya Marquez
Specializes in General Practice
No: It is not ok. The sprain is caused because one of the ligaments that keeps your ankle in the right position got stretched too much. That ligament need ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Depends: It depends on how severe the sprain and sometimes you the injury occurred.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
Depends: Depends on the type of sprain and the severity. Could be from days to even months in severe cases.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
36 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice : If no fracture , ambulation is encouraged. It helps to strengthen it as it heals.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Sprained ankle : Please follow recommendations from your diagnosing doctor. Rest is part of treatment as is early mobilization. Based on the type and degree of sprain ... Read More
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