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Should I take medication for a lightly sprained ankle?
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Dr. Karl Mangold
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Stick to rest, ice, compression, and elevation for a mild (i.
e. Grade i) ankle sprain. Antiinflammatories or pain medications only treat the symptoms and don't improve the outcome so unless you need to take something for the pain, don't bother.

In brief: No
Stick to rest, ice, compression, and elevation for a mild (i.
e. Grade i) ankle sprain. Antiinflammatories or pain medications only treat the symptoms and don't improve the outcome so unless you need to take something for the pain, don't bother.
Dr. Karl Mangold
Dr. Karl Mangold
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Dr. James DeMeo
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sprain
It depends on how much pain you have.
Generally a md ankle sprain or grade i ankle sprains require ice only. But pain is a very subjective thing. If you have pain that you can't tolerate them you should take medication to be comfortable.

In brief: Sprain
It depends on how much pain you have.
Generally a md ankle sprain or grade i ankle sprains require ice only. But pain is a very subjective thing. If you have pain that you can't tolerate them you should take medication to be comfortable.
Dr. James DeMeo
Dr. James DeMeo
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