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After ankle sprain I finally got back playing but sometimes after training it still sweels just a bit causing some minor pain the day after, advices?

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Dr. Robert Cabry
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Still healing

Hi amiz, an ankle sprain causes injury to the ligaments that can take many months to heal.
The swelling and aching is part of that process. You are not causing harm its just annoying. Trying bracing the ankle when you workout. This will add additional support.

In brief: Still healing

Hi amiz, an ankle sprain causes injury to the ligaments that can take many months to heal.
The swelling and aching is part of that process. You are not causing harm its just annoying. Trying bracing the ankle when you workout. This will add additional support.
Dr. Robert Cabry
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
You may want to take a couple of aleve or advils an hour or so before playing...this may help reduce inflammation and thus reducing the aches/pain/stiffness the following day etc...
Dr. Ryan Pflugner
Sports Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rehab

Follow the rice principal initially, but after several days it is important to get into a good rehabilitation program that includes strengthening and rom exercises as well as soft tissue massage.
If your ankle is still swelling after training, it may need some more therapy and time. If it continues then seeing an orthopaedist for an evaluation would be best, you may have a small cartilage injury.

In brief: Rehab

Follow the rice principal initially, but after several days it is important to get into a good rehabilitation program that includes strengthening and rom exercises as well as soft tissue massage.
If your ankle is still swelling after training, it may need some more therapy and time. If it continues then seeing an orthopaedist for an evaluation would be best, you may have a small cartilage injury.
Dr. Ryan Pflugner
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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle

In brief: Monitor the progress

If it has only been a few months since your injury then i wouldn't worry too much.
If it has been longer then sometimes this can be a sign of other injury. If you're not seeing steady (slow is ok) improvement over time then you may want to have it checked.

In brief: Monitor the progress

If it has only been a few months since your injury then i wouldn't worry too much.
If it has been longer then sometimes this can be a sign of other injury. If you're not seeing steady (slow is ok) improvement over time then you may want to have it checked.
Dr. Daniel Farber
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