U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Pittsburgh, PA
A 20-year-old female asked:

I'm on crutches from surgery from an olt on my right talus, but i sprained my left ankle mildly when hopping. what should i do to make sure i recover?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Rest: Try a Brace on Left ankle, and take some NSAIDS( Motrin or Naprosyn), gentle massage to ankle, avoid ecxess pressure for 5-6 days on Left ankle, elevate when sitting down.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Jun 30, 2014

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.