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what is the best way to treat a swollen ankle?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation. You may also want to take some anti-inflamatory meds such as aleve (naproxen).
Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
Depends: Depends on cause. Chronic vs acute. Trauma in past? Any fever change in color? Etc.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is it best to put something cold or hot on swollen ankle?

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Dr. Joseph Newman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Cold: As a general rule, ice/cold packs help reduce swelling. Elevation of the swollen part is also helpful.
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What are the best ways to reduce a swollen ankle?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation.

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