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How is pain for most ankle injuries controlled?

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For most ankle injuries, pain is controlled by using an over-the-counter medication such as acetaminophen or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug such as ibuprofen. The specific treatment of the injury depends on the type of injury.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Ankle Fractures."

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine: "Ankle Sprains: How to Speed Your Recovery."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Ankle Sprains: Healing and Preventing Injury."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Sprained Ankle."

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: "Peroneal Tendon Injuries."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Sprains and Strains.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 18, 2016

SOURCES:

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Ankle Fractures."

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine: "Ankle Sprains: How to Speed Your Recovery."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Ankle Sprains: Healing and Preventing Injury."

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Sprained Ankle."

American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons: "Peroneal Tendon Injuries."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Sprains and Strains.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 18, 2016

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