are common injuries that can result in lifelong problems. Some people with
repeated or severe sprains can develop long-term joint pain and weakness.
Treating a sprained ankle can help prevent ongoing ankle problems.
If an ankle sprain does not heal
correctly, the joint may become unstable, resulting in a weakened and easily
reinjured ankle. Proper initial care of your sprained ankle is critical.
To help control swelling,
some doctors recommend wrapping your ankle with an elastic bandage, also called
an ACE wrap. This product can be purchased at most drugstores. To apply a
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
Current as ofMarch 21, 2017
Current as of:
March 21, 2017
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
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