Ankle Sprain

Taking Care of Your Ankle Sprain
  1. REST – Stay off your ankle as much as possible.  If we issued you crutches PLEASE use them.  If you are able to walk the next day without a limp, you can stop using the crutches and bring them back into the training room.
  2. ICE - for 20 minutes.  Repeat every 1 to 3 hours.
  3. COMPRESSION – wear the ace wrap during the day, but remove during the night.  Remember to not leave any holes.  The wrap should not be so tight that you loose circulation.
  4. ELEVATION – When you are not on your feet, try to keep your ankle above your heart.
Remind your child to see us the next day after their injury to get re-evaluated and to get rehabilitation exercises.   If your child is in extreme pain, get x-rays to rule out any fractures.  They should continue to ice at least twice a day if their ankle is still swollen.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us.