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what do i do for a sprained ankle if a runner?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
R.i.c.e.: Rest, ice, compression with ace bandage or ankle brace, and elevation. Antiinflammatories can be helpful as well.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
agree, but dont' try to run until youre at least 80-90% better
Oct 2, 2012
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
Podiatry 41 years experience
Rest/ice/compress/el: Rest...Followed by ice...Followed by compression then elevation. Then a great physical therapy session with microvas and homeopathic injection therpaies, especially if it is a repeated sprain communicating there is a chrinic instability.
Dr. Steven Sheskier
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 39 years experience
Gradual return : After acute pain is over gradual return to running/impact activity. Stationary cycling first for range of motion then treadmill (flat) for a more controlled flat surface then run outside. If you can walk on your toes without feeling unsure or unstable you are ready to run outside. Remember the adage, "you have to crawl before you walk , walk before you run...".

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I'm a cross country runner. Can I do the elliptical today. I sprained my ankle Saturday. I have still don't have full range of motion yet

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If you do ,: you run the risk of prolonging your original disability

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