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I am suffering from ankle sprain, how to get rid of it ?

I twisted my ankle on the first of this month and I could i see considerable swelling on my ankle. I wrapped it with ice for a while and reduced the swelling a bit. I couldn't sleep that night, the pain was killin me. I couldn't keep my left leg down, nor put any pressure on it. I consulted a general physician on the next day, he gave me pain killers and made me walk. On the fourth, I could see to swelling hasn't reduced and consulted with an orthopaedician, he put plaster of paris on my ankle and asked me to rest. I've had the POP on my ankle for the past 17 days, the pain has totally gone. But some part of the swelling is still there. I'm able to walk with the cast and without any pain. Should I rest till the swelling goes or can I start walking again without any problem??
Asked On : Wed, 20 Jan 2010
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  Anonymous's Response

You should rest to the fullest possible extent. Rest helps the fracture heal faster.

Answered: Wed, 20 Jan 2010
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Hello Amresh,
Its advisable to continue with the plaster cast for atleast a month. If not your chances of having recurrent ligament injury around the ankle would increase. You will continue to have swelling and mild pain around the ankle for a month or so. For the swelling, keep your leg elevated over a pillow during night time. Avoid walking till the pain has completely settled.
Answered: Thu, 5 May 2011
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