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What types of therapy are effective with a sprained ankle injury?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
Wrapping: You can either do kinesio tapping which is a special tape that has to be applied without streching along the ligament to support that area. The other option is to use local capsaicin patch and do a wrap with cotton padding and ace wrap. Both support and relieves pain.
Dr. Richard Mallia
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Stability training and muscle strength
Dec 3, 2018
Dr. Thomas Kennedy
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
RICE: Rest (limit activity; immobilize with splint, cast or walking boot; limit weight bearing), ice, compression and elevation. If improvement isn't forth coming, then a formal medical evaluation, possibly including an xray to rule out a fracture would be indicates.
Last updated Dec 3, 2018


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