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 i sorta sprained my ankle and i cant really walk that well, do you think i need to wear an ace bandage?
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i landed on just below my knees and they have both swelled up pretty badly now. its been 5 hours since i fell and the swelling hasnt gone down!

what do i do????
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 Should I go to the ER?
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Jasmine Nguyen
I sprained my ankle and the swelling wont go down, what do i do ?
Well i sprained my ankle on saturday and today is wednesday, all the pain is gone so i can walk on it normally but its still swollen. And ive read that it should only take 2 days for the swelling to go down and its been 5 days and it hasnt gone down yet. What do i do ?
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Samoan people do some deep tissue massage which is the most painful thing you will ever go through but it will get rid of the swelling within a day. See if there are people doing this around your area. My Fiance plays football and when he sprained his ankle his friends dad did it for him, I personally could not watch him, just imagine a 6'4 320 pound man in tears and screaming, but believe it or not that made all the swelling go away.... Give it a try if you really need it to go down and nothing else is helping.

check out this site...it will give you all the info you may need. Then call your Dr.


well it depends on how severe your sprain was..remember RICE

or you could have gotten a microfracture, so you should probably check with a doctor

Keep your ankle in a bowl of ice water for about 10 minutes and see if that helps at all, or put an ice pack on it for a while. Hope the swelling goes down :D

Kitty Gold
I had a sprained ankle and it took a couple of weeks for the swelling to go down. Even if it's not hurting you anymore, keep it wrapped in an ace bandage. That will prevent it from getting swollen and help it stay stable so it doesn't get aggravated. And what everyone is saying is true, you want to ice it for twenty minutes at a spell, and keep it elevated.

Supposedly a sprain is supposed to heal in 6-8 weeks, but in actuality it can take months and months.

Oh! Here is a tip to help keep it flexible- practice writing the alphabet in the air with your big toe.

Hope this helped!

pink zebra
take it easy for a while. Walking and being active wont help. Time will heal it. If it doesnt heal in the next 2 days, go and see a doctor Best of luck

Jordynne D
go to the doctor duh

you may have broken your toes, that happened to me, it barely hurt but my whole foot looked like a rugby ball
go and see your gp

animal lover of all kinds
same kinda on sunday night i stubbed my toe and broke it and it is so swollen

Kourtney N
Elevate and Ice it down. Call your family doctor and ask for information. He will tell you any further information and set up an appointment if needed. You most likely have Access blood if the swelling hasn't died down. You might need to go set up an appointment anyways. If you went to the doctor and he said if there are any more problems come back you need to.

Well, depending on how bad the injury is it could take longer for the swelling to go down my suggestions is to This is quite simple, but amazingly common for people to forget.

1. Don't walk on the sprained ankle, and protect it from further contact by immobilizing with a splint or brace.

Take a few days off of your feet. You don't have to be inactive, but be sure the ankle is being rested. Possible exercises you can do include swimming and cycling.

This can be done several times a day for 15-20 minutes. This will keep the swelling to a minimum. Do NOT ice for more than 20 minutes, it will do more damage than good. For more information about icing an injury, read on...

This does not have to be all of the time, but particularly when your foot is not elevated it would be advisable. A simple Ace wrap is fine for light compression.

This will also help to minimize the swelling that takes place. A few pillows under the ankle should be fine to get the leg up enough while keeping the injured limb comfortable.

6.Seek professional help.
While most ankle injuries are simple and heal naturally over a short time, some injuries are more severe and can necessitate more aggressive treatment.

heat on it for 30 mins and then ice it for 15 mins off and on.

first make sure it's just a sprain.

second if it's not just a sprain and it's more serious, then with no question asked SEE THE DOCTOR.

second and a half, haha .. if not so serious you are jst healing slowly than expected and therefore would have to wait.

third.. if you are just healing slow all i could advice you from a past experience of tearing my acl and getting a surgery, ice it after walking nd as much as possible elevate it when sitting down or doing nothing.

Erin B
RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)

Sit on your couch/chair/whatever and prop your ankle up on pillows or the coffee table. Lay a towel over your ankle and put a bag of ice (or better yet, a bag of frozen peas - it forms to your ankle) on top. (NEVER put ice directly on your skin.) Leave the ice there for 20 minutes, keep it off for 20 minutes and repeat.

Try to stay off your ankle as much as possible.

Wrap it with an ACE bandage.

Take some NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) like ibuprofen or aspirin. These will definitely help to reduce swelling.

Try all of these things, but if they don't work, you may want to see a doctor. It could be fractured.

elevate it and ice it

RICE treatment
Rest- simply rest it
Ice- ice it about 20 minutes at a time
Compression- ace bandage
Elevation- try to elevate it higher than your heart

Alice White
It might be a little break as this is a classic symptom.
Try ice and arnica pills to take swelling down.
Go and see your doctor and have Xrays done if you haven't done yet.

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