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Can a sprained ankle ligament cause lower back pain? and how can treat it?

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Of course. : Compensating for any injury in the lower extremity can lead to back pain.

Answered 6/9/2013

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Dr. Wenjay Sung answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Indirectly: Indirectly, if you have a sprained/ torn ligament in your ankle, then you can compensate your walking and therefore injury your back. However, it is not directly related. Treat the sprained ankle ligament with rest, icing, bracing, and antiinflammatory meds (ibuprofen, etc) for 2 weeks. If pain continues, see your doctor. Hope this helps!

Answered 6/11/2013

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