What Is The Treatment For Ankle Injuries?
Yesterday I played basketball and I jumped and my feet landed wrong and my ankles buckled and I was in pain and my friend said I got an ankle injury. How to treat like how
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Ankle injury or in other languages is called ankle sprain which is usually also called a sprain / ankle sprain which is a state of trauma or injury to the ankle when the foot changes position suddenly and causes pain in the ankle. This often happens in sports athletes and women who use high heels. Symptoms of ankle sprain are pain in the ankle when touched and moved, swollen or bruised, reddish, stiff and difficult to move. Handling of ankle or ankle sprain injuries has several stages that can be called RICE, namely:
Rest Namely resting the injured leg and protecting / protecting the movement of the foot for several days aiming to reduce swelling. Ice Ie compressing an injured ankle with ice water about 3-4 times a day to help reduce pain and swelling. Compression. Wrap the injured ankle with elastic bandages for several days. This is useful to reduce swelling and bandages are not too narrow so that blood flow remains good. Elevation Raise your ankles as high as your heart or chest (position as comfortable as possible. This treatment can certainly be done and ankle movements need to be considered and move / walk carefully. Ankle injuries will generally heal in 2 weeks to several weeks ahead and depend heavily or mild injury.If you feel the pain tends not to decrease, you can also take pain relievers such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, but if the pain does not disappear within a few weeks and accompanied by swollen ankles do not go away until it is difficult to move and fever, you should consult yourself to orthopedic specialist (bone) for physical examination, x-rays, and other supporting examinations so that the doctor can determine the next best treatment for you.
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