Help patients prevent repeat ankle injury
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Advise patients being treated for ankle sprain that reinjury—which is especially common during the first year—can result in chronic pain or disability, and that a home-based proprioceptive training program has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of recurrent sprain. Strength of recommendation: A: Based on a high-quality randomized controlled trial (RCT).
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Journal of Family Practice, 59(1) 2010: 32-34.