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What is the best course of treatment for a sprained ankle?

What is the best course of treatment for a sprained ankle?

RICE: Rest it, ice it (bag of frozen veggies works in a pinch), compress it in an ace wrap or brace, elevate it as much as possible and take Ibuprofen or alleve to decrease the pain and swelling. If you cannot put any weight on it at all you should see your doctor. You may need crutches or further evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more


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Is the best treatment for an ankle sprain bed rest?

Is the best treatment for an ankle sprain bed rest?

RICE: Best is rice method which is rest, ice, compression and elevation. Nsaids would be helpful. I would also get it checked to make sure no fracture or ligament damage. ...Read more

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What's the best first aid treatment for a sprained ankle?

What's the best first aid treatment for a sprained ankle?

RICE: The old stand-by rice, rest-ice-compression-elevation, still works pretty well. If there is significant pain with weight bearing or any tenderness when pressing on your bones, you should see a doc and get an xray to make sure it is not fractured. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ankle sprain?

Ankle Sprain: RICE R - rest by limiting walking for the first few days I - ice, apply crushed ice wrapped in cloth (e.g. a tea towel) for 20mins at a time every 2 hours for the first 2-3 days. This will help to reduce swelling. C - compression bandaging, helps to support your ankle while walking but probably doesn't hasten recovery E - elevate your leg on a chair/couch for as much of the day as possible ...Read more

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How can I get treatment for my ankle sprain?

How can I get treatment for my ankle sprain?

See a podiatrist: Or try r.I.C.E yourself which would be rest, ice, compression (with an ace bandage or ankle brace) and elevation. (typically elevation implies above your hear level.). ...Read more

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What kind of treatment do you need for a high ankle sprain?

High ankle sprains: Need an xray and an MRI to really determine treatment high ankle sprains are serious injuries that can lead to ankle instability anything from a camwalker to surgery may be indicated consult a specialist. ...Read more

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How should I feel after 6 weeks of treatment for an ankle sprain and osteoarthritis in the joint?

How should I feel after 6 weeks of treatment for an ankle sprain and osteoarthritis in the joint?

DEPENDS: It all depends on the severity of both the ankle sprain, and the degeneration of the joint. Inflammation will go down (especially with anti-inflammatory treatment), but the arthritis will still be present. Long-term protection of the joint is also needed. I would recommend a minimum of a good compression ankle brace. ...Read more

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I've got severe ankle sprain from about 2 months, I had 2 torn lig. but I just wrapped it with some NSAID, is there any effective treatment now?

 I've got severe ankle sprain from about 2 months, I had 2 torn lig. but I just wrapped it with some NSAID, is there any effective treatment now?

AnkleSpecialist ASAP: Please see an ankle specialist, who will most likely order an MRI to confirm his or her examination. Depending on the severity of the damage and your time tolerance to try conservative treatment, a surgical repair may be necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Wenjay Sung
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Ankle Sprain (Definition)

Ankle sprains are very common injuries. There's a good chance that while playing as a child or stepping on an uneven surface as an adult you sprained your ankle--some 25,000 people do ...Read more