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A 32-year-old member asked:

Could i have a cast for my badly sprained ankle even if my doc said i didn't need one?

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Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 38 years experience
Yes: 3-4 weeks only, then range of motion exercise

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me if i could get a cast for my badly sprained ankle?

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Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 13 years experience
Yes: Depending on the severity of the ankle sprain casting can be a treatment option. There are several ligaments that hold your ankle together and when enough of them are torn, the ankle can become unstable requiring a cast. In some cases they need to be surgically repaired. In most cases, however, an ankle sprain an be treated with a removable boot although sometimes you still need to use crutches.

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Last updated Jun 1, 2014

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