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remedy for severe ankle sprain and inflamation?

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Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 36 years experience
Ankle sprain: Typical approach is rice: rest, ice, compression and elevation; x rays may need to be ordered to assess for a more severe sprain and differentiate a "high" ankle sprain from the more ordinary ankle sprain.
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 31 years experience
See specialist: You will get evalaution and treatment needed, in meantime, stay off it, try ice and advil (ibuprofen) if not contraindicated. Compressive bandageor taping.
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Ankle Sprain: As soon as possible after an injury, such as a knee or ankle sprain, you can relieve pain and swelling and promote healing and flexibility with RICE-Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. http://www.webmd.com/first-aid/tc/rest-ice-compression-and-elevation-rice-topic-overview

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