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I had sprained my left ankle last 4week but there

Patient: I had sprained my left ankle last 4week but there is still swallow on my ankle but there is no pain . So please tell me what is the sign and the treatment for this please thank you

 

 

Doctor: Thank you for writing to us.You have a swelling to the ankle because of an injury. You can try the following to help you:Rest the ankle, do not put too much weight on itIce the ankle for 15 mins every hour 4 times a dayCompress the ankle using a crepe bandageElevate the ankle by allowing the blood to flow back to the heart to reduce the swellingUse a painkiller like Ibuprofen to reduce the swellingMassage to help with the painIf the pain does not go away after 1 week, please talk to a Doctor. Hope this helps you. All the best.

 

 

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Patient: Then how do I check if my ankle is recover and rdy for sport (basketball,running)

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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