A 24-year-old female asked:
sprained ankle 2days back.. it was painfull and swollen but was able to walk.. took painkillers for a day.. pain vanished in a day but have swelling?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Leila Hashemi answered
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Ankle sprain : you need to elevate your foot, cold compress and take it easy for a week or so, take Anti inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen. Read below: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=a00150
Answered on Jul 4, 2016
Dr. Donald Colantino answered
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Ankle sprain: Since there is persistent swelling there may be some ligament damage. Don't resume normal activities yet; elevate the leg as much as you can;apply cold and use an ACE type wrapping. If you can take them,NSAIDS like ibuprofen also help.
Answered on Sep 29, 2016
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