Tips on what to do if you sprain or injure your ankle by slipping on ice.

A sprained ankle is a common injury from a slip on the ice. This winter take extra precautions when you walk outside. If you do fall and injure your ankle, here are some tips to help you with the recovery process.

Rest is one of the most important parts of your recovery. Your ankle needs time to heal. Use a brace or ankle wrap until the pain from standing on your foot goes away. Also, use ice for the first 1-2 days after the injury. Ice and compression will help keep the swelling and bruising away. Last, don’t forget to elevate your ankle for 2-3 hours a day to keep the swelling down.

If the pain and swelling doesn’t subside after 3-5 days, give us a call and we can take a look (and x-ray) at your ankle to see if any additional damage was done.