A 37-year-old member asked:
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should i run on a sprained ankle? what if i had a brace?

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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Many athletes will continue to play on a mild ankle sprain with taping or racing. For recreational athletes there is no reason to play thru pain as it only delays healing and risks greater injury. If it hurts to best weight, then it. Should be checked.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
No: If you have significant pain, you should rest the area. Ankle braces to however help support the area by applying compression and restricting the range of motion. Consult with your physician whether or not you would benefit with using a brace with your type of injury.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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No: Get ankle examined and treated properly. Continuing to run before this heals may lead to oprlonged healing or even permanent damage.

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