Category: First Aid
A fractured ankle is simple break in one bone, which may not stop you from walking. You may experience a broken ankle during a car crash or from a simple misstep or fall. Kindly perform the first aid tips given below.
If bone breaks through the skin, don't push it back into place. Do cover the area with a clean bandage. Seek immediate medical attention.
Apply steady, direct cloth pressure for nearly 15 min. Elevate the wound. If blood soaks through, apply another cloth over the first and seek an immediate medical help.
Remove ankle jewellery or toe rings
Go for RICE, if medical attention is not immediately available
R- rest the ankle
I- ice the ankle (20-30 min every 2-3 hrs for first 2 days)
C-compress ( wrap the ankle lightly with an elastic bandage or brace)
E- elevate the ankle (first 48 hrs) bit higher than heart while lying down
Seek medical help, if:
ankle/foot turns numb, cold, pale or blue
inability to move the foot
expression of shock (faint, pale, with rapid shallow breathing)
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