Sprained ankle, when can I go back?
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11-14-2012, 11:07 AM
Join Date: Mar 2011
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Sprained my ankle warming up last Wed. Didn't realize how bad it was and went ahead and played on it anyway, probably a huge mistake. Ice then heat for days, until Saturday when I went to an open skate just to break a sweat. It was fairly sore after. Did the same again yesterday. More Ice & Heat last night and for the next few days.
How do I know it is "OK" to go back? I waited until I could walk just fine, and it still wasn't long enough. Should I wait until there is no soreness at all? I generally skate five or six times a week, and this is my first "real" injury since I started playing back in February, so I am jonesing for some exercise!
its har to say depending on the type of sprain. you have to wait till the strength in that stretched ligament has returned and that could be a couple days to a few weeks.
high ankle sprains are even more variable. i would speak to a doctor before you hit the ice again though
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