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Ankle is sore and puffed up. Suggest the treatment?

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went to bed with no problem with my ankle.
woke up this morning with a sore and puffed up ankle.
can you help?
Posted Wed, 18 Sep 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Pankaj Malhan 13 minutes later
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Thanks for asking.

It looks like the sprain or the ligamentous injury of the ankle.Most of the times it is the result of twisting .

I will advise you to follow the RICE protocol, ie the Rest, immobilization, Cold application ( ice packs) and Elevation.You can take brufen/paracetamol for the pain and the inflammation.

Also get an xray of the area to rule out bony damage.

Thanks .

Please let me know if you need more information.
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