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Clin Sports Med. 1989 Oct;8(4):877-91.

Rehabilitation of ankle sprains.

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Irene Walter Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri.


Ankle sprains occur as a result of many factors. The initial treatment of all sprains, controlling further damage and edema, is the same. Recovery rates vary depending on the severity of injury and chronicity of the problem. Because there are no established criteria correlating objective measures (for example, torque production, range of motion, swelling) and function, the clinician should not allow the athlete to participate in their respective activity until the ankle feels stable when stressed.

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