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Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Specialty

Urgent Care

Advisor

Nancy Reid

Abstract

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.

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