A 28-year-old female asked:
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my physio says i have a lateral ankle sprain, sprained ligament and injured nerve in right foot yet he didn't strap me. i feel i need support , do i?

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Dr. Carol Hulett
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ankle bracing: One of the keys to recovery from an ankle sprain is weight bearing, however it should be done with little or no limp. If you are limping significantly or have giving out of ankle then a brace or taping would be appropriate.
Answered on May 1, 2015
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Dr. Robert Hadfield
12 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Either a strap or an ankle brace would help a lot.
Answered on Aug 2, 2014
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Dr. Darrell Latva
41 years experience Podiatry
CAN NEVER GO WRONG: You can never go wrong doing something a little extra, especially w/ lateral ankle sprains, which are grossly undertreated many times. 40% of TREATED ankle sprains have lingering problems.
Answered on Jun 2, 2016

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