Ankle sprains are so commonplace they may not seem like a big deal, but the reality is that returning to activity before complete ankle sprain recovery can potentially lead to increased injury risk and more severe issues in the future, like chronic ankle instability.
Whereas they are often categorized with sports injuries (for good reason), it is certainly possible to sprain an ankle when performing even routine tasks like going up stairs or walking on uneven ground.
Your best path for avoiding ankle instability is to take time for complete ankle sprain recovery. If you are tempted to resume physical activity, remind yourself that it can put you at risk for future ankle sprains and instability.
Ankle sprains are some of the most common foot and ankle problems humans experience, but this doesn’t mean they should be taken for granted. Make sure you take the time to heal completely before resuming high impact activities. Not sure how long that might take? Come in and see us here at Richardson Podiatry Center and we can help.
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