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what are some home remedies for a sprained ankle?

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Dr. Jason Torrente
Family Medicine 22 years experience
R.I.C.E.: For a mild ankle sprain that you are able to place weight on without significant pain you can self treat yourself with r.I.C.E. - rest, ice, compression, and elevation. If you are unable to put weight on your ankle or your pain has not improved after a week or so of rice, then you should seek medical attention with an orthopedist or a sports medicine specialist.

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Are there any "home remedies" for a twisted, or sprained ankle?

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Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 16 years experience
R.I.C.E.: The first step to treating a sprained ankle is to decrease the inflammation (rest, ice- 15 mins on/off), compression, elevation). Avoid painful movements/activities. Brief course of anti- inflammatories ok. Arnica may be useful, not fda approved, so take at your own risk. After ankle sprain, risk of re-sprain is very high without proprioceptive retraining- ask your doctor for physical therapy !
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Are there any good home remedies for sprained ankle?

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Podiatry 28 years experience
Rest: Ice Compression Elevation

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