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A 39-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to heal an ankle sprain at home?

3 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
R.i.c.e: Rest, ice, compression, elevation antiinflammatories are good as well, like Motrin or alleve.
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 32 years experience
RICE: Rest, ice . Elevation , compression bamdage. Good for simple sprains. For more severe sprains or if symptoms do not resolve, get medical attention.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 50 years experience
Rest: Elevate, ice, compression, i suggest you see a dr. If pain persists.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to heal a sprained ankle?

3 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 24 years experience
RICE therapy: Rest, ice, compression and elevate initially, and then go see the doctor. A good clinical examination and possibly xrays can rule out any other injury.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to quickly heal a severe ankle sprain?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
See below: Rest, ice, compression, elevation, no weight bearing, anti-inflamatory meds.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to treat an ankle sprain?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dustin Cupp
Family Medicine 15 years experience
RICE: In general, the best way to treat any sprain or strain is by the rice protocol...Rest, ice, compression (wrap), elevation....As long as you have no contraindications, use of an NSAID is usually helpful as well... Ibuprofen or Naproxen are two over the counter options....As the swelling subsides, gentle start range of motion exercises by making circles in the air with the ankle in all directions...
A 48-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to take care of a sprained ankle?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 42 years experience
RICE therapy: Rest, ice, compression , elevation. Might be a good idea to have it examined to rule out a fracture. Some form of ankle support is also a good idea.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What is the best way to treat a high ankle sprain?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Melissa Robitaille
Podiatry 19 years experience
R.I.C.E.: ( r ) est: if the pain is continual, rest is an important way to prevent further injury. ( i )ce: for a 20-minute cycle apply a towel- wrapped ice pack to the sprain (20 minute on and 20 minutes off). ( c )ompression: to help restrict the swelling wrap an elastic bandage tightly around the injury. ( e )levation: elevate the ankle to even with your heart. This aids fluid away from the injury.

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