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A 34-year-old female asked:

I twisted my ankle on a sidewalk running today. had immediate sharp pain along the lateral calf all the way to below the knee. any recommendations?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Gardner
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Ankle injury: Wrap the ankle, elevate it and rest. Stay off it as much as possible. Nsaid's (ibuprofen, naprosyn) will help.
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Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 38 years experience
OTC Ankle brace: You're better off using an otc brace or splint that trying to tape yourself up at home. It's not as easy as the professional trainers make it look. You could also just see a podiatrist - many of us stock simple braces for simple sprains.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
I would keep a DVT in mind as a possible did denial diagnosis.
Sep 28, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
That was differential diagnosis not denial
Sep 28, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 30 years experience
Agree, rest, ice and elevation as well.
Sep 29, 2013
Last updated Aug 12, 2015

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