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How can you manage pain and inflammation from an ankle fracture?

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Give an over-the-counter pain medication such as ibuprofen or aspirin. Avoid ibuprofen and other NSAIDs if the person has heart failure or kidney failure. Don't give aspirin to anyone ages 18 or younger.

From: Ankle Fracture Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Kaiser Permanente: "Toe, Foot, and Ankle Injuries."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Ankle Fractures."

Family Doctor: "Ankle Problems."

Ankle Fracture Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 12, 2017

SOURCES:

Kaiser Permanente: "Toe, Foot, and Ankle Injuries."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Ankle Fractures."

Family Doctor: "Ankle Problems."

Ankle Fracture Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 12, 2017

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