Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Curr Sports Med Rep. 2019 Jun;18(6):217-223. doi: 10.1249/JSR.0000000000000603.

Ankle Sprains: Evaluation, Rehabilitation, and Prevention.

Author information

1
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Charlestown, MA.
2
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
3
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Newton Wellesley Hospital, Newton, MA.
4
Department of Orthopedics, Division of Sports Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

Abstract

Ankle sprains affect athletic populations at high rates. Athletes who suffer an ankle sprain frequently go on to develop persistent symptoms, resulting in significant resources spent toward treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention. A thorough clinical evaluation is necessary to ensure an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment prescription. This narrative review aims to present an approach to evaluation of high and low ankle sprains for athletes of all levels. The authors review the current evidence for ankle sprain treatment and rehabilitation. Strategies for prevention of recurrent sprains and return to play considerations also are discussed.

PMID:
31385837
DOI:
10.1249/JSR.0000000000000603
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Wolters Kluwer
Loading ...
Support Center