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Question by  Lizzy (10)

What can you do for a swollen ankle?

It's not injured. It's just swollen.


Answer by  Latin4 (11170)

I would take an ibuprofen, raise the leg and put 15 minutes of heat alternating with ice. If the swelling does not go down in a day or two I would go to the med center or doctor.


Answer by  xman (145)

if it is swollen and you're sure that it is not injured, then the acronym RICE should be enough. first is Rest. Keep the affected joint from any excessive workload. next is Ice, this should reduce the pain and minimize the swelling. third is Compression, this limits the extent of the swelling. Lastly is Elevation, this drains the accumulated fluids.


Answer by  cindy (1484)

When you have a swollen ankle, you can treat it by remembering the abbreviation RICE. This stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Follow these suggestions and you should be feeling better soon.


Answer by  mjaromin (42)

If it's caused by an allergy, calamine lotion can help. Sometimes an inflammation is indicative of a deeper problem so it's good if you visit your doctor. Often, a pack of ice relieves whatever swell or inflammation.

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