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What should be done for sprained ankle that is not painful or any swelling (feels slightly "off")?
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Dr. Leonard Hubbard
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: PT
Best to to see a pt to strengthen the muscles on the outside of the ankle to restore stability.

In brief: PT
Best to to see a pt to strengthen the muscles on the outside of the ankle to restore stability.
Dr. Leonard Hubbard
Dr. Leonard Hubbard
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Dr. Christopher Coller
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many options
Is this an acute sprain or joint instability after a sprain from the past? Rest, ice, elevation are good for acute.
I like to use quercetin or turmeric as well to reduce inflammation. Wear supportive shoes or a brace/wrap at first. A chronic joint instability might be improved with rehab exercises and perhaps prolotherapy.

In brief: Many options
Is this an acute sprain or joint instability after a sprain from the past? Rest, ice, elevation are good for acute.
I like to use quercetin or turmeric as well to reduce inflammation. Wear supportive shoes or a brace/wrap at first. A chronic joint instability might be improved with rehab exercises and perhaps prolotherapy.
Dr. Christopher Coller
Dr. Christopher Coller
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Dr. Nic Gay
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
In brief: How long
Even though you do not have pain or swelling, if the ankle feels unstable or abnormal when moving the ankle you should be evaluated by a physician.
Most likely a course of therapeutic exercise and proprioception will improve the symptoms, however, fracture or loose body should be ruled out through a history, physical examination and possibly xrays.

In brief: How long
Even though you do not have pain or swelling, if the ankle feels unstable or abnormal when moving the ankle you should be evaluated by a physician.
Most likely a course of therapeutic exercise and proprioception will improve the symptoms, however, fracture or loose body should be ruled out through a history, physical examination and possibly xrays.
Dr. Nic Gay
Dr. Nic Gay
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Dr. Adam Teichman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
In brief: Get it checked out
A sprained ankle is not to be taken lightly, as it can create quite a few problems for you later on if it doesn't heal properly.
Please visit a podiatrist at your earliest convenience for a thorough evaluation.

In brief: Get it checked out
A sprained ankle is not to be taken lightly, as it can create quite a few problems for you later on if it doesn't heal properly.
Please visit a podiatrist at your earliest convenience for a thorough evaluation.
Dr. Adam Teichman
Dr. Adam Teichman
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