A 25-year-old male asked:
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bf got ankle sprain for more than a week now with hematoma. hot compress or cold? does he have to do the rehab exercise only when hematoma is gone?

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Dr. Andrew Lipton
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Ankle sprain: Rest ice compression elevation, rehab after bruise clears.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013
Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Hot Moist: Compresses not that it is over 72 hours. He does not have to wait for the hematoma to be gone to go to physical therapy.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013

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