Duke of Edinburgh
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF GETTING A SPRAIN?
-Swelling at the ankle
-Reduced efficiency of function
IF YOU HAVE A SPRAIN, WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?
-Stop your activity.
-Rest the injured area.
-Use icepacks every two hours, applied for 15 minutes and separated from the skin by wet towelling.
-Compress or bandage the injured site firmly extending the wrapping from below to above.
-Raise the injured area above heart hight whenever practical.
-Avoid exercise, heat, alcohol, and message, which can be exacerbate swelling.
-If symptoms get worse in the first 24 hours, see your doctor for further medical investigation.