Dr. Eric Horton recalls three tips to treat ankle sprains.
The first thing is to control pain and inflammation by restricting your activities. The second thing is to apply compression, and that can be performed by using a support hose or support wrap. The third thing is to alter your footwear to allow for a more comfortable heel and ankle position to avoid re-exacerbating the problem.
About Dr. Horton, M.D.:
Dr. Eric R. Horton, M.D. is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in lower extremity conditions and ankle and foot reconstruction at Alvarado Orthopedic Medical Group. He has almost ten years of private practice experience in treating a wide range of adult, juvenile, and childhood orthopedic disorders including trauma, sports injuries, arthritis, leg deformities, and other musculoskeletal conditions of the body.