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To diagnose an ankle sprain, your doctor will give you a thorough physical exam. You may also need X-rays to rule out broken bones.
A sprain is an injury
to a ligament. PRICE (Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) and avoiding HARM (Heat, Alcohol, Running, and Massage
) for the first 48-72 hours after a sprained ankle
. Painkillers may be needed. Most sprains heal within a few weeks. Physiotherapy
may help. For severe sprains where the ligament ruptures (tears badly), a brace or plaster cast may be helpful.
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