Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries and are not always that easy to prevent. Most sprains occur when you plant your foot in an incorrect position and your body weight is then pressed upon it. An acute Ankle Sprain is commonly associated with swelling and bruising on the out side of the ankle.
Treatment for an ankle sprain depends on the severity of the injury. Rest of the ankle with immobilization using a a product like the AnkleGard is critical. A RICE Program (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) is often the best approach to start with for the ankle. This treatment is designed to decrease the inflammation and swelling of the ankle associated with the sprain.
The sooner you start RICE, the quicker your healing will be. If you think the ankle may be fractured or broken, then you need to see your doctor.
If you have a tendency to sprain or twist your ankles often, consider wearing an AnkleGard Ankle Support. The AnkleGard support delivers maximum adjustable compression support you need to assist with the healing process. In addition the durable supportive design, the AnkleGard can help prevent Ankle Instability and Ankle Sprains by providing the additional support your foot and ankle may need.