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What should you do the first day you sprain your ankle?
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: RICE
Rest, ice, compress, and elevate.
If symptoms show no improvement see a specialist for evaluation of the ligaments of the ankle and of the bones that make up the ankle itself.

In brief: RICE
Rest, ice, compress, and elevate.
If symptoms show no improvement see a specialist for evaluation of the ligaments of the ankle and of the bones that make up the ankle itself.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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3 doctors agree
In brief: RICE
Rest, ice, compression, elevation.

In brief: RICE
Rest, ice, compression, elevation.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Frank Holmes
Sports Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: RICE
Rest, ice, compression, elevation.
Limit your painful weight-bearing. Ice 4-6 times/day for 20 minutes at a time; add compression with an ace-wrap, ankle brace or a boot walker; elevate as much as possilble.

In brief: RICE
Rest, ice, compression, elevation.
Limit your painful weight-bearing. Ice 4-6 times/day for 20 minutes at a time; add compression with an ace-wrap, ankle brace or a boot walker; elevate as much as possilble.
Dr. Frank Holmes
Dr. Frank Holmes
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Dr. Rudolf Zak
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Ankle sprain
Apply ice to ankle for 20 min on 20 min off.
Through our the day. Elevate ankle as much as possible. Apply an ace wrap to ankle. And take some over the counter anti. Inflammatories. I also recommend you see your doctor to xrays your foot and ankle to make sure you didn't sustain a fracture.

In brief: Ankle sprain
Apply ice to ankle for 20 min on 20 min off.
Through our the day. Elevate ankle as much as possible. Apply an ace wrap to ankle. And take some over the counter anti. Inflammatories. I also recommend you see your doctor to xrays your foot and ankle to make sure you didn't sustain a fracture.
Dr. Rudolf Zak
Dr. Rudolf Zak
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In brief: Rest-Ice-Elevation
If your ankle is bruised and swollen you should get off it and elevate your foot and apply ice packs to the ankle.
As the swelling goes down a ankle support can help. If you can not weight bear you should see a physician and get it x-rayed and evaluated.

In brief: Rest-Ice-Elevation
If your ankle is bruised and swollen you should get off it and elevate your foot and apply ice packs to the ankle.
As the swelling goes down a ankle support can help. If you can not weight bear you should see a physician and get it x-rayed and evaluated.
Dr. Lorry Melnick
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