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Pain from a Sprain?

For the first few days following an ankle sprain, make sure to utilize the R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation) method, ensuring that the affected area has time to properly heal. You can also take OTC medications to help alleviate pain and inflammation. Self-care measures may be all you need but talk to your doctor to discuss whether you should have your ankle evaluated. If signs and symptoms are severe, you may have significant damage to a ligament or a broken bone in your ankle or lower leg. Your doctor can suggest a series of exercises to restore your ankle's range of motion, strength, flexibility and stability once the swelling and pain is lessened enough to resume movement. If you have concerns about taking oral anti-inflammatory meds, call our compounding pharmacy to discuss topical or transdermal options.



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