What is the fastest way to heal a sprained ankle?
- Rest. Avoid activities that cause pain, swelling or discomfort.
- Ice. Use an ice pack or ice slush bath immediately for 15 to 20 minutes and repeat every two to three hours while you’re awake.
- Compression. To help stop swelling, compress the ankle with an elastic bandage until the swelling stops.
How do you strengthen a sprained ankle?
Push your foot outward against a wall or a piece of furniture that doesn’t move. Hold for about 6 seconds, and relax. Repeat 8 to 12 times. After you feel comfortable with this, try using rubber tubing looped around the outside of your feet for resistance.
Is it OK to stretch a sprained ankle?
After the initial pain and swelling from your ankle sprain have subsided (usually within 5-7 days) and you can tolerate weight on your foot, you can begin stretching exercises in stages. The goal of these exercises is to restore your ankle’s range of motion.