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10 April 2009

Self treatment when get an ankle sprain


The sooner treatment starts for a sprained ankle, the greater chance to prevent chronic pain and long term instability.

For all grades of ankle sprain follow the R.I.C.E. principles as soon as possible

  • Rest your ankle - do not walk on it.
  • Ice - this helps to keep the swelling down. Use ice on the injury several times a day for 15-20 minutes (more than 20 minutes is not advised)
  • Compressive bandages are needed to immobilize the ankle sprain and to support the injury.
  • Elevate the ankle above your heart level for as much as you can for 48 hours.

If the sprain is a 2nd or 3rd degree ankle sprain, seek professional advice immediately.


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