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When can I play sports again on a sprained ankle?
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In brief: See below
When swelling and pain are gone on motion of the ankle.

In brief: See below
When swelling and pain are gone on motion of the ankle.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: When feeling better
After having an ankle sprain, a person can rest a few days until the ankle feels better. He can try sports again but start with light exercise and gradually increase the activities as long as the ankle doesn't hurt during or right after the exercise.
If the ankle hurts, then he may be doing too much too soon, so he should rest and try again in a couple of days.

In brief: When feeling better
After having an ankle sprain, a person can rest a few days until the ankle feels better. He can try sports again but start with light exercise and gradually increase the activities as long as the ankle doesn't hurt during or right after the exercise.
If the ankle hurts, then he may be doing too much too soon, so he should rest and try again in a couple of days.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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