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Centre for Orthopaedics
Suite 10-33/34/35 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
38 Irrawaddy Road
Singapore, 329563, Singapore
Ph: (65) 6684 5828
Fax: (65) 6684 5829

Child Orthopedics
Pain Management
Spine - Cervical
Spine - General
Spine - Lumbar
Spine - Thoracic

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What is the best way to treat a sprained ankle? Is it better to use ice, wrap it up, stay off it?

How about all of the above? The rule of thumb when treating a sprained ankle (or wrist or knee, for that matter) is to follow R-I-C-E. R = Rest the ankle I = Ice the ankle C = Compress the ankle (using a bandage, tape or even a brace) E = Elevate the ankle For most sprains, that's all that is needed, in addition to some rehabilitation exercises to strengthen up the ankles again.


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