Ankle Sprains – Non-surgical and Basic RICE Treatments

In the first and second parts of our blog on Ankle Sprains we looked at causes and symptoms and consultations and treatment options.  In our third instalment, we cover basic treatments.

RICE Treatment for Ankle Sprains

For milder sprains, the simple home treatment follows the RICE protocol:

RICE: Rest Ice Compression Elevate

Medication: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and naproxen can help control pain and swelling.

Nonsurgical Treatment

Some sprains will require treatment in addition to the RICE protocol and medications.

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