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Ankle Sprain (cont.)

Medical Treatment

Treatment by a doctor will be similar to home care, especially using ice to reduce inflammation.

  • The doctor may elect to apply a brace or cast to reduce motion of the ankle. Crutches are frequently provided so the patient does not bear weight on the injured ankle.


  • The most common medications used for ankle sprains are anti-inflammatory pain medications that both reduce pain and help control inflammation. If the patient cannot tolerate these drugs, acetaminophen (Tylenol) or narcotics are common alternatives.
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