Listener Question: Ice or Heat a Sprained Ankle?
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You’ve sprained your ankle. Maybe you twisted it during a run. Maybe you suffered a minor fall while skiing. It hurts and is swollen and needs some relief. Are you supposed to put it on ice or apply heat? Dr. Emily Harold, sports medicine physician at University of Utah Health, has the answer, as well as the step-by-step treatment you should use to heal your sprained ankle.