Ankle Sprain (cont.)
Ankle Sprain Prognosis
Most ankle sprains heal without complications
- Surgery is seldom
needed for torn ligaments. Ligament tears are often noticed when sprains fail
to get better. If the diagnosis of a tendon tear that needs surgery is not
made right away, the outcome of the surgery is the same as if the doctor did
the operation immediately.
- Recovery time depends upon the severity of the ankle sprain and possible accompanying injuries.
- Exercises should be started to maintain flexibility and strength when the swelling has resolved and the patient can walk without pain.
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