Dr. Stephanie Carollo - Foot Care

Staying in the game after an ankle sprain?

It’s important to be aware that playing through an ankle sprain risks increasing the ligament, tendon, and/or cartilage damage that may have occurred from the initial injury.  (Also, people sometimes assume that they “sprained” their ankle when they actually broke or fractured it.)  Once these structures have healed enough to allow a return to sports, however, ankle braces are a much better option versus taping the ankle, as they provide far more support than taping provides.  Fore more information visit our Ankle Sprain page.