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Ankle Sprain (cont.)

Follow-up

Follow-up for ankle sprains is needed only if the ankle is not healing well. This could indicate there is a previously undetected fracture or torn ligaments. An orthopedic or podiatric specialist should be consulted if initial treatment fails. Go to a doctor for follow-up care if any of the following situations:

  • You cannot walk on the injured ankle within a week of the injury.


  • The ankle continues to hurt after two weeks.


  • A follow-up visit one to two weeks after the injury is advisable to help with flexibility and strengthening exercises. In some cases, a physical therapist may help with rehabilitation of the injured ankle.

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