So you’ve sprained your ankle while going about your day, and don’t know how to deal with the discomfort? It’s okay, everyone can be a little clumsy, and accidents do happen. In this blog, we will tell you how to deal with a sprained ankle.
The first and foremost thing to do when you sprain your ankle is to try to reduce its swelling and ease down the pain. Try putting a heat pad or cold compress over the ankle to relax the muscles.
If it hurts too much, you can apply a pain relief spray, balm, or take painkillers. For further self-care, use the RICE method to heal your ankle sprain
Walking with a sprained ankle can be really painful, if the pain is too much you might need crutches to walk around. In case of severe pains, a walking boot may be required to stabilize the ankle. Try exercising your ankle a little once the swelling has reduced. This will restore your ankle’s range of motion, flexibility, stability, and strength.
In rare cases, surgery maybe performed when the injury doesn’t heal or the ankle stays unstable after a long period of physical inactivity.
Nevertheless, you should contact your doctor immediately when you sprain your ankle to avert any health risks.
We hope you have understood how to deal with a sprained ankle and will benefit from this blog.
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