Lower grade ankle sprains can be appropriately treated with more conservative treatment such as compression bandage and lace-up brace, while higher grade sprains may benefit from a period of full immobilization with a rehab program to promote early mobilization. More aggressive treatment of ankle sprains, initially, may provide greater protection for the patient at risk of further injury. Treatment can progress to a more conservative approach with time in early mobilization and weight-bearing with patient comfort following injury.
Riorden K. Acute Ankle Sprains in Urgent Care. Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science. 2020; 2(4).
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