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Ankle Sprain Management

An ankle sprain is an injury to the ligaments, a band of tissues that are strong and elastic. The ligaments are responsible for keeping the bones connected and joints steady in the ankle.

​An injury may occur when you accidentally twist or turn your ankle in an awkward manner. Ankle sprains may result from falls, sports such as football and basketball, or from walking on uneven ground.
 

What should I do after an ankle sprain?

Practice R.I.C.E. to relieve pain and reduce swelling following an ankle sprain.
Consult a doctor immediately for treatment and to rule out any serious injuries.


What should I do after my visit to the doctor?​

  • Avoid applying pressure on your injured ankle.
  • Continue with the treatment using R.I.C.E. or as advised by your doctor.
  • Stretch your ankle slowly after the swelling and pain has subsided.
  • Take your pain relief medication as required.
  • Use crutches if they are prescribed by your doctor.
  • Wear a brace or splint as advised by your doctor to prevent more damage to your ankle.
     

Post-injury Pain Management

Please take the painkillers that are prescribed by your doctor if you experience any pain or discomfort.
You are advised to contact your doctor if the pain persists or worsens.



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