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How do I wrap my ankle when it has been sprained?

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To wrap your ankle after a sprain, take the compression wrap out of the packaging and unroll it. Place a small section of the cloth just behind your toes and begin to wrap it in a spiral toward your heart. Each layer should cover about half the width of the previous one. Continue wrapping around the foot, heel, and ankle until every bit of skin -- up to several inches above the injury -- is covered.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Ankle Fractures" and "Sprained Ankle."

American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine: "Ankle Sprains."

Mansfield Clinic: “M.I.C.E. (Motion, Ice, Compression, Elevation) -- Treatment For Ankle Sprains.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 27, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Ankle Fractures" and "Sprained Ankle."

American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine: "Ankle Sprains."

Mansfield Clinic: “M.I.C.E. (Motion, Ice, Compression, Elevation) -- Treatment For Ankle Sprains.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on April 27, 2019

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