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

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
R.i.c.e: Rest, ice, compression, elevation antiinflammatories are good as well, like Motrin or alleve.
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 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 49 years experience
Rest: Elevate, ice, compression, i suggest you see a dr. If pain persists.

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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...
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See below: Rest, ice, compression, elevation, no weight bearing, anti-inflamatory meds.

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