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When can i play sports again on a sprained ankle?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
When feeling better: After having an ankle sprain, a person can rest a few days until the ankle feels better. He can try sports again but start with light exercise and gradually increase the activities as long as the ankle doesn't hurt during or right after the exercise. If the ankle hurts, then he may be doing too much too soon, so he should rest and try again in a couple of days.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See below: When swelling and pain are gone on motion of the ankle.
Dr. jeffrey Trantalis, dpm
Podiatry 42 years experience
Strength and ROM : Both answers are correct but incomplete. When swelling and pain are gone and increased Range of motion and strength have returned then it is considered appropriate to return to full activity. To report back to the activity prematurely increases the risk for reinjury

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A 29-year-old member asked:

What are the concequences of playing on a sprained ankle?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Increased injury: Increased pain and injury.

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