First Aid for Ankle Sprains

At Anderson Foot and Ankle, we provide comprehensive care for foot and ankle injuries and medical conditions. If you need professional treatment, we’re here for you. Of course, there are times when you need to be ready to handle an issue on your own, at least until you’re able to come see us.

Sure, we’d love to be right onsite and ready to provide assistance when you’re hurt, but that’s impossible (also, it’d be a little weird if we were hanging around waiting for you to be injured!). This means it’s important to know how to provide first aid for common injuries.

Ankle sprains happen to be one of the most common injuries. Some people may think they are merely limited to athletic events or practices, but anyone who walks to get around is susceptible for these injuries. At the time of the injury, the following first aid procedure will keep a sprained ankle safe and assist with the healing process:

This first aid for a sprained ankle is colloquially known as RICE therapy. In addition to this process, always visit our office for an evaluation, especially because sprains and bone fractures have similar symptoms and causes. It is important not to go back to activities until the affected ankle has healed completely to decrease the risk of long-term instability in the joint.

For more information about first aid for foot or ankle problems, or to schedule your appointment after sustaining a lower limb injury, contact our Salt Lake City office by calling (801) 269-9939 or simply take a moment and fill out our online form right now!

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