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A 26-year-old female asked:

I sprained my ankle twice and my bone ankle is in pain what can i do to relieve this pain?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Ankle sprain: Consider med eval. RICE. REST- 24 to 48hrs. Avoid activities requiring use of ankle. ICE- for first 2 days after injury, apply ice for 15 to 20 mins every few hours. A bag of frozen peas is good. COMPRESSION- Wrap foot, ankle & lower leg w ace wrap. Make sure it is not so tight that it decreases your circulation. ELEVATE- elevate ankle above your heart. Can prop on a pillow.
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Dr. Jeffrey Trantalis, DPM
Podiatry 44 years experience
I agree with Dr Fowler. I would add to seek a physical therapist to help you strength the ankle to prevent reoccurrence
Nov 14, 2020
Last updated Nov 14, 2020


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