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I’ll Heal on My Own!

May 3rd, 2011

By Dr. Erica Ainsworth

Does this sound familiar?

“I sprained my ankle and have done it many times in the past.  I’m just going to let it heal on its own like I always do”.

This is a regular occurrence with ankle sprains but you could really substitute any injury here and the outcome would be the same.  Slap a brace on it and you’ll be good to go in a few weeks right?  The problem is that you are often on the road to chronic injuries when you leave the injury to heal this way.  We’ll use an ankle sprain as an example – which is really is a soft tissue injury.  It will heal if left alone to heal.  The question is will it heal correctly?

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