A member asked:

When can i play sports again on a sprained ankle?

3 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Robert Kwok answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

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.

Answered 9/24/2011


Dr. Arnold Beresh answered

Specializes in Podiatry

See below: When swelling and pain are gone on motion of the ankle.

Answered 1/14/2013


Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM answered

Specializes in Podiatry

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

Answered 12/21/2019



Related Questions

A member asked:

Is it safe to play tennis with a sprained ankle?

A doctor has provided 1 answer