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Table 1 Karlsson scoring scale

From: The effect of taping versus semi-rigid bracing on patient outcome and satisfaction in ankle sprains: a prospective, randomized controlled trial

Category degree Score
Pain None 20
  During exercise 15
  Walking on uneven surface 10
  Walking on even surface 5
  Constant 0
Swelling None 10
  After exercise 5
  Constant 0
Instability (giving way) None 15
  Walking on uneven ground 10
  Walking on even ground 5
  Constant using support 0
Stiffness None 5
  Moderate (morning, exercise) 2
  Constant 0
Stair Climbing No problems 10
  Impaired 5
  Impossible 0
Running No problems 10
  Impaired 5
  impossible 0
Work activities Same as before injury 15
  Same work, less sports 10
  Ligther work, no sports 5
  Severely impaired work, decreased leisure activities 0
Support None 5
  Ankle support during exercise 2
  Ankle support during daily activities 0
Total 90