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Prairie Path Foot & Ankle Clinic

Q
What are some of the immediate treatments for a sprained ankle?

A

In general, treatment in the first 48 to 72 hours consists of resting the ankle, icing 20 minutes every two to three hours, light compression with an ACE wrap and elevating, which means positioning the leg and ankle so that the toes are above the level of the patient's nose.  Those patients who cannot bear weight are better treated in a removable walking boot until they can comfortably bear weight.

Karyn P.