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Centre for Orthopaedics
Suite 10-33/34/35 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
38 Irrawaddy Road
Singapore, 329563, Singapore
Ph: (65) 6684 5828
Fax: (65) 6684 5829

Child Orthopedics
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Spine - Cervical
Spine - General
Spine - Lumbar
Spine - Thoracic

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Three months ago, I sprained my ankle badly. Normally, I'm very active, but this injury has kept me from doing anything beyond going to work and doing the bare minimum at home. I'm tired of being couped up! A friend told me that if my ankle hurts, I should stay off of it. Is this true?

Many people stop exercising after an injury. However, it is very important that you get back to some kind of exercise program. You may want to start with activities that keep weight off the ankle, such as swimming or biking. If you haven't been trying to rehabilitate your ankle, talk to your health care provider about what you can do. You may need physical therapy if your ankle hasn't been improving.


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