Thread: sprained ankle
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Old 04-14-2004, 11:47 AM   #5
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First degree sprain = the ligaments get stretched and you suffer some relatively minor discomfort

Second degree sprain = Some of the ligaments actually get stretched and torn; you suffer some serious discomfort and probably have to sit out for 2-4 weeks

Third degree sprain = the ligaments are either torn in two or are torn away from the bone and joint destabilization occurs. Probably requires casting or maybe surgery to repair and several months to heal and recuperate.
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