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Does a ACE wrap for an ankle sprain actually help? It doesn't seem to change the swelling much. What's bad about swelling? Does swelling cause damage?
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
An ace wrap can help reduce dependent swelling after an injury.
You must also rest, and ice and elevate the foot above heart and head x 30 minutes 4 x/day, until the swelling is gone. If swelling persists, no damage is done, except that you will probably continue to hurt and likely will get stiff in the ankle. Controlling swelling allows for quicker, pain free recovery.

In brief: Yes
An ace wrap can help reduce dependent swelling after an injury.
You must also rest, and ice and elevate the foot above heart and head x 30 minutes 4 x/day, until the swelling is gone. If swelling persists, no damage is done, except that you will probably continue to hurt and likely will get stiff in the ankle. Controlling swelling allows for quicker, pain free recovery.
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
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Dr. David Laha
Podiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes it can help
With any acute injury, such as an ankle sprain, it is important to reduce swelling an limit movement of the ankle.
Follow the rice principle: rest, ice, compression and elevation. Excessive swelling can delay the healing process and cause continued discomfort. See your podiatrist if dicomfort persists or progress is slow. Dr l.

In brief: Yes it can help
With any acute injury, such as an ankle sprain, it is important to reduce swelling an limit movement of the ankle.
Follow the rice principle: rest, ice, compression and elevation. Excessive swelling can delay the healing process and cause continued discomfort. See your podiatrist if dicomfort persists or progress is slow. Dr l.
Dr. David Laha
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Ankle Sprain
When applied appropriately, an ace wrap will help push the swelling about of the area.
Swelling is a natural response to an ankle injury and it's main issue is that it causes discomfort and isn't helpful in healing because it can actually inhibit the inflow of healing factors in the blood stream by closing down smaller vessels.

In brief: Ankle Sprain
When applied appropriately, an ace wrap will help push the swelling about of the area.
Swelling is a natural response to an ankle injury and it's main issue is that it causes discomfort and isn't helpful in healing because it can actually inhibit the inflow of healing factors in the blood stream by closing down smaller vessels.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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