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How long should I keep an ankle support brace on a sprained ankle?

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Dr. Robert Leland
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
3 doctors agree

In brief: When limp gone

Bracing is used for comfort and stability.
Use it until you are able to comfortably walk without the brace and not limp.

In brief: When limp gone

Bracing is used for comfort and stability.
Use it until you are able to comfortably walk without the brace and not limp.
Dr. Robert Leland
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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry
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In brief: Until you feel

Comfortable walking without one.
It also depends on what activities you're participating in. Sometimes, it will feel ok if you're on a flat surface, but if the surface is irregular (like grass) you may want to wear support for a while longer.

In brief: Until you feel

Comfortable walking without one.
It also depends on what activities you're participating in. Sometimes, it will feel ok if you're on a flat surface, but if the surface is irregular (like grass) you may want to wear support for a while longer.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry

In brief: Used for support

If you have significant pain, you should rest the area.
Ankle braces do help support the area by applying compression and restricting the range of motion. Consult with your physician as to whether or not and how long you should use an ankle brace for your type of injury. They are usually worn until you feel comfortable bearing weight on the area.

In brief: Used for support

If you have significant pain, you should rest the area.
Ankle braces do help support the area by applying compression and restricting the range of motion. Consult with your physician as to whether or not and how long you should use an ankle brace for your type of injury. They are usually worn until you feel comfortable bearing weight on the area.
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