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Suggest treatment for sprained ankle

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Posted on Thu, 7 Jul 2016
Question: my wife has a sprained ankle for over 2 weeks.. the recovery is very slow.. any specific tips on having faster recovery?
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Answered by Dr. Harish Naik (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Analgesic and muscle relaxant

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome
I have gone through your query
I would like to know few information like
Is there any swelling?
Is there any discolouration of the above skin?
Have you taken a x ray.?

You should take NSAID like Aceclofenac with muscle relaxants like Chlorzoxazone/ Tizanidine twice daily for 3-5 days based on the response. You can ask your local doctor for prescription of this agent. Along with this hot compression and analgesic gel or spray will be beneficial.
With this measures you should be fine. Provide sufficient rest to the affected part. ( 2 to 3 weeks)

I hope this helps. If you have any further queries I'll be glad to address them.
Take care


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Priyanka G Raj
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Follow up: Dr. Harish Naik (1 hour later)
Is there any swelling? .. No NOT MUCH

Is there any discolouration of the above skin?.. No NOT MUCH

Have you taken a x ray.?.. Yes, No Fracture.

Local Doc had prescribed 2 tablets, twice daily not sure about name right now but will confirm that soon..

Hot Compresion and Gel application is continued twice a day.

Thanks for your prompt response.
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Answered by Dr. Harish Naik (4 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Based on the information,I feel it is nothing serious, she should be fine,

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXX
Welcome.
In the absence of substantial swelling, fracture, I don't think it is anything serious. But an examination by doctor will be better.
Usually if proper rest is not given to sprained ankle, it may take little longer to heal.
Kind follow the measure suggested by the doctor , she should be fine
Hope this helps
Take care
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Brief Answer: Analgesic and muscle relaxant Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome I have gone through your query I would like to know few information like Is there any swelling? Is there any discolouration of the above skin? Have you taken a x ray.? You should take NSAID like Aceclofenac with muscle relaxants like Chlorzoxazone/ Tizanidine twice daily for 3-5 days based on the response. You can ask your local doctor for prescription of this agent. Along with this hot compression and analgesic gel or spray will be beneficial. With this measures you should be fine. Provide sufficient rest to the affected part. ( 2 to 3 weeks) I hope this helps. If you have any further queries I'll be glad to address them. Take care