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A 31-year-old male asked:

my wife just fell off the outside steps and it looks like she sprained her foot. i applied an ice pack and then rubbed it with some voltaren emugel. its swollen at the moment. what else should we do?

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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Foot sprain: Continue to use ice packs,20 min at time,several times daily for 2 days. Wrap it with an Ace bandage (elastic bandage). When you are sitting keep it elevated. If it's the foot, wear a hard soled shoe (Dr.Scholls if that product is in ZA)

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