Ankle Treatments for Grade 1 and Grade 2 Ankle Sprains:


Sprained ankle treatment for grade 1 and 2 sprains include the below-stated interventions. Grade 3 sprained ankles require referral to a specialist/surgeon for proper healing.  The degree of sprain is important to know.

  • P.R.I.C.E. method: Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation.
  • Immobilization: A splint, short leg cast or boot may be used to immobilize the ankle and allow healing to take place.
  • Medications: Medications prescribed by your medical doctor, such as aspirin and NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), can be used to reduce pain and minimize swelling.
  • Stretching, Range of Motion and Strengthening Exercises are prescribed to regain normal ankle motion and function and helps to prevent chronic ankle problems.
  • Ultrasound, Cold Laser and/or Electrical Stimulation may be used to reduce pain, swelling and scar tissue.
  • Taping the ankle for support may be used during stages of healing.
  • Custom-Foot Orthotics may be prescribed by Dr. Horowitz if needed. These appliances are useful in accelerating healing as well as in helping to prevent future ankle injuries.


Sprained Ankle Treatment. How Long Does It Take for A Sprained Ankle to Heal?

Treatment and healing time for a sprained ankle will depend on the grade of the sprain and the degree to which a patient follows treatment recommendations.


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