Survival Guide for Sprained Ankles

How to man­age pain and swelling at home after an ankle injury

Sprains in any joint of the body hap­pen when a lig­a­ment is stretched or torn. For ankles, this typ­i­cal­ly occurs dur­ing sports activ­i­ties or a mis­step while walking/​running on uneven sur­faces.

The best way to man­age the pain that you feel as a result of swelling in the ankle joint is to fol­low the R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, com­pres­sion, ele­vate) method. This is sim­ple and most like­ly involves items you have around your house.

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