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A 19-year-old female asked:

swollen ankle and foot redness around ankle (forgot to state in last question ). if it is sprain pretty bad would a walking boot work to help heal it?

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Dr. Kathryn Ko
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Let it rest: if this is a sprain, give the ankle some time to rest. try to walk as little as possible, keep the ankle elevated to help swelling go down.
Dr. Robert Hadfield
Podiatry 13 years experience
Yes: A walking boot is an excellent way to immobilize your ankle and allow it rest.

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