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A 39-year-old member asked:

Do i have to go to the emergency room with a sprained ankle?

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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck!

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A 50-year-old member asked:

Is a sprained ankle an emergency?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Depends: If you can not walk on it and there is a huge amount of swelling then yes it should be seen ASAP

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