This is it. The final section of the acronym. The E. Elevation. Taking a second to look back, 3 of the 5 sections are primarily focused on the reduction of swelling. Ice, Compression, Elevation. Like we said before, swelling itself isn’t bad but too much can cause a problem. Too much swelling will most likely reduce your range of motion and cause an unnecessary addition to the pain you already don’t like feeling. So here is what you can do to reduce immediate swelling. But first, remember we are talking about acute care which means 0-3 days after injury.Read More
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Thus far, we have learned about protecting the ankle and optimally loading following an ankle sprain. This time, we are talking about ice. I’m sure you have been told to ice your ankle sprain. That’s good! BUT, do you know why? What type to use? How long? How often? When do you stop using it? We will cover all of those questions in this part.Read More