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Is physical therapy in the recovery from a sprained and strained ankle imporant?

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Dr. Frank Smith
28 years experience in Podiatry
Very helpful: Pt is very helpful when recovering from a sprained ankle as long as the diagnosis is correct it can speed up healing in most cases.
Answered on May 9, 2013

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