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Do You Use Heat Or Cold For A Sprained Ankle
Ice is best: Ice is best in the first 24-72 hours following an ankle sprain. This helps decrease the swelling and inflammation which in turn decreases the pain. Do not leave the ice on for more than 15-20minutes. Use a towel to protect your skin against the ice. This can be repeated several x day. Price (protection, rest, ice, compression, and elevation). *if pain continues or worsens please see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RICE: Rice. Rest- 24 to 28 hrs. Avoid activities that require use of your ankle. Ice- for first 2 days after injury, apply ice for 15 to 20 minutes every few hours. A bag of frozen peas is good. Compression- you can wrap your foot, ankle & lower leg with an 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. ...Read more
What should I do about my sprained ankle i was playing basketball a couple weeks ago and i rolled my ankle. I rested it and iced and put heat on it, and it felt fine so i got a brace and ran a 2 mile race. Now it is the worst it has ever been and i can po
I have an ankle sprain, why shouldn't heat be used? My foot is freezing and want to warm it up but wasn't sure why heat packs can't be used?
Yes: Yes, that should not be a problem. They are different types of medications that work in different mechanisms and should not be a problem taking them together. ...Read more
Sprained ankle 2 weeks-stage 2. Lately they've been a little cold, is this normal? Causes? Are there chances of permanent damage? Will it fix itself?
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