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How to ice down sprain my ankle quickly?

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Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Orthopedic Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Ice massage

An easy way to do ice massage is to freeze water in a styrofoam cup.
You then tear off the top of the cup and the remainder makes a nice insulated holder. Massage the inflamed area with the ice by moving it in circular motions.

In brief: Ice massage

An easy way to do ice massage is to freeze water in a styrofoam cup.
You then tear off the top of the cup and the remainder makes a nice insulated holder. Massage the inflamed area with the ice by moving it in circular motions.
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
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Dr. Allen Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Ice bath

The fastest way to ice down is an ice bath.
Heat transfers quickest with circulating water that is close to 0 degrees c. Salt water solutions can be made so that the fluid is less than 0 degrees if needed. After intense heat imbalance, we have had athletes jump into ice baths. An ankle wouldn't require anything like that, but this definitely answers the question!

In brief: Ice bath

The fastest way to ice down is an ice bath.
Heat transfers quickest with circulating water that is close to 0 degrees c. Salt water solutions can be made so that the fluid is less than 0 degrees if needed. After intense heat imbalance, we have had athletes jump into ice baths. An ankle wouldn't require anything like that, but this definitely answers the question!
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu
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