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Wear an air cast during the day, and any time you feel support is helpful for your ankle. Avoid wearing it without breaks.- In addition to Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation, you may consider either medication-based or medication-free options below for improved comfort
Foot Support- Consider freezing a plastic water bottle and rolling it under your foot. This helps with inflammation and also stretches tissues- Try inserting orthotics into the shoes you wear. This will helps to disperse body weight evenly over the underfoot.- Stretch the affected body parts. Slowly, Thoroughly, and Regularly - Regular dosing with anti-inflammatory medications helps reduce inflammation and improves comfort.- Consider consulting with a Physical Therapist or Exercise Therapist for additional support and guidance with stretching and strengthening.
Example Medicine Options:1 Take Naproxen 500mg twice daily with food OR ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil) 800mg every 8 hours with food OR ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil) 600mg every 6 hours with food AND/OR Tylenol 1000mg every 8 hours for additional relief
For the general public, any of these may be safely taken to help build up anti-inflammatory levels during an illness. Ibuprofen and Naproxen are best taken with food to avoid stomach discomfort. For additional relief, Tylenol may be safely taken at the same time as Naproxen OR Ibuprofen, but Naproxen and Ibuprofen should NOT be mixed. Those who take these medications with consistency over several days, typically feel more relief than when they are taken sporadically.
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