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what to do for a sprained ankle at home

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
22 years experience Family Medicine
R.I.C.E.: For a mild ankle sprain that you are able to place weight on without significant pain you can self treat yourself with r.I.C.E. - rest, ice, compressi ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Rest: Ice Compression Elevation
A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lauren Elson
16 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
R.I.C.E.: The first step to treating a sprained ankle is to decrease the inflammation (rest, ice- 15 mins on/off), compression, elevation). Avoid painful moveme ... Read More
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Dr. Oliver Wang
10 years experience Podiatry
Yes, RICE: Rice or rest, ice, compression and elevation will help relieve pain and swelling for a sprained ankle. The soft tissues are stretched after a sprain ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
R.i.c.e: Rest, ice, compression, elevation antiinflammatories are good as well, like Motrin or alleve.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Tricky: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, and I've seen fractures be a surprise. Free standing e ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Possibly, one to repair the damage that occured. I.E repairing or creating a new or stronger ligament.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Bandyk
35 years experience Podiatry
Not really: the symptoms you are having are similar to a blood clot you may want to go to an immediate care facility to check it out since flying with increase in ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
B careful: Don't push it. Ur orthopedist has spent yrs of study 2 get where he/she is 2day.Follow the treatment program ; do not 2nd quess their advice.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
R.i.c.e.: Rest, ice, compression with ace bandage or ankle brace, and elevation. Antiinflammatories can be helpful as well.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Ross
42 years experience Podiatry
Ice: After an ankle sprain you should protect, rest, ice, and elevate the ankle. Refrain from active activity, possible ankle brace, and slow range of moti ... Read More
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