Physical therapy no better than at home care for sprained ankles

Posted at 9:05 AM, Nov 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-21 09:05:43-05

When it comes to treating a sprained ankle, new research shows that physical therapy is no better than home care.

One group of patients were assigned to seven 30-minute physical therapy sessions, while another treater their sprain with a compression bandage, rest and ice.

After six months, both groups had similar levels of pain, quality of life and functional ability