Ankle Sprain: When Can I Play Again + MORE

Ankle Sprain: When Can I Play Again + MORE

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Ankle Sprain: When Can I Play Again

kids football tournaments 1485882837 394705880 Ankle Sprain: When Can I Play Again + MOREBy Dev K. Mishra, M.D.
President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Recovery and return to play after ankle sprains will vary depending on the severity of the injury, and the injured athlete’s unique healing response
Sport specific reconditioning after an ankle sprain often takes much longer than you think
For the common Grade 1 sprain, I typically see return to play with a brace at 1-2 weeks after injury
For the common Grade 2 sprain, I typically see return to play with a brace at 4-5 weeks after injury

There’s never a good time to be injured…

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