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When after an ankle sprain can you play baseball?

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
4 weeks typically: To heal a sprained ankle to play baseball quickly depends on severity of sprain. If its a chronically sprained ankle with constant pain and instability, it will take longer than a mild outside sprain. Usually 3-4 weeks of rest, icing, antiinflammatory meds (like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin), bracing or compressing wraps, with or without physical therapy should the starting treatment. Hope that helped!
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
When it feels ready: Each injury may vary in severity. Generally, you should avoid aggressive play if you still have any significant pain.

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What are the concequences of playing on a sprained ankle?

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When to return to play after an ankle sprain.?

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Depends: A bad ankle sprain can take 6-8 weeks to rehab. Physical therapy is the key to a good outcome. Don't risk long term instability. Rehab the injury and the pt will let you know when you can go back to sports.

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