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Sprained Ankle, Fracture, Ankle Exercises Done. Anything Else For Cure?

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Posted on Tue, 17 Jul 2012
Question: I sprained my ankle four months ago, I am able to play basketball again but every time i play i get a slight sprain on it. I believe it could be worse if it was not due to the high top shoes and ankle strap that I wear. Also I had fractured that ankle in fifth grade. What should I do?, I have started to do ankle exercises such as rotations and spelling the alphabet through ankle movement, is there any thing else that I could do?
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir (5 hours later)
Hello,

Thanks for writing in.

Since you still experience pain after you play, I think you should avoid playing at the moment. I don't want the problem to become a long lasting one. Ligament or tendon injuries can sometimes take longer to heal.

Ideal approach at the moment would be to get re-evaluation done by your doctor. After a physical exam, we may also need a MRI to look at the ligaments. Although this may feel uncomfortable at the moment, this will actually help you pursue your passion for a longer time.

Hope this answers your question.Please ask if there are any doubts.

Regards.

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Sprained Ankle, Fracture, Ankle Exercises Done. Anything Else For Cure?

Hello,

Thanks for writing in.

Since you still experience pain after you play, I think you should avoid playing at the moment. I don't want the problem to become a long lasting one. Ligament or tendon injuries can sometimes take longer to heal.

Ideal approach at the moment would be to get re-evaluation done by your doctor. After a physical exam, we may also need a MRI to look at the ligaments. Although this may feel uncomfortable at the moment, this will actually help you pursue your passion for a longer time.

Hope this answers your question.Please ask if there are any doubts.

Regards.