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Table 2 Return to play guidelines.

From: Review for the generalist: evaluation of pediatric foot and ankle pain

1. Control pain and inflammation PRICE (protect, rest, ice, compression, elevation)
2. Optimize range of motion Active and passive exercises
3. Optimize strength Isometric (static muscle contraction without joint movement), isotonic (constant muscle contraction with joint movement), dynamic and core strengthening exercises.
4. Optimize proprioception Balance
5. Functional and sport specific skills Running, jumping, pivoting etc.
6. Return to usual activities or sport Practice before competitive play