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How do i properly wrap a sprained ankle?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
OTC ankle brace best: An over-the-counter ankle support brace (choice of elastic, lace-up, or combined) may be a better option unless you have access to a team trainer versed in the skill of taping ankles.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

How do I properly wrap a sprained ankle?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
OTC ankle brace best: An over-the-counter ankle support brace (choice of elastic, lace-up, or combined) may be a better option unless you have access to a team trainer versed in the skill of taping ankles.
A 39-year-old member asked:

I think I rolled or sprained my ankle. Do I have to wrap it? I don't know how to wrap an ankle.

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Dr. Vic Kalman
Orthopedic Surgery 35 years experience
Yes: The best thing is to ice, ace wrap, elevate right away. There is usually a picture on the box but you an simply start just below the toes and wrap around overlapping the ace by 50% until it goes above the ankle almost to mid calf. Not too tight! just enough to apply gentle compression. Pain not letting you bear weight is a sign to take you to the doctor's office.

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Last updated Apr 18, 2013

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