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What helps ankle ligaments heal faster?

I sprained my ankle and want to treat it. What helps ankle ligaments heal faster?

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The usual; rest followed by rehab. Bracing can get back to activity sooner. Good health and nutrition is important. No smoking. Prayer.
The initial injury will benefit from rest, ice and elevation. I recommend you make an appointment with a foot and ankle surgeon (podiatrist) for diagnosis and treatment options
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There are proprioceptive exercises which you can do to assist in ligament healing. But if a ligament is sprained (Stretched) excessively, or if a ligament is partially or fully torn, you can attempt certain injections to help them heal. If the ligaments do not heal conservatively, sometimes surgical intervention is necessary to repair the ligaments.