What is the long-term outlook for a sprained ankle?
Once you've sprained your ankle, you are at increased risk of spraining it again. This is because ankle sprains result in stretched and loosened ligaments. If you've sprained your ankle, it is important to take steps to prevent spraining it again, as damage caused by recurring ankle sprains may eventually require surgery.
Author: Piraveen Pirakalathanan
First answered: 09 Feb 2016
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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