I got hit by a car i thankfully didn't break anything but my ankle has been swollen for 4 weeks after i have been running on it if there anyway to make the swelling go down?
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Should you wrap your swollen knee or not?
You should always get any swelling checked out by a doctor before doing anything in case it is something serious. If they decide it isn't, a compression wrap like Tubigrip can certainly help reduce swelling. You want to use a double layer running from the top of your thigh to your ankle to be most effective. Beware though, you mustn't wear it at night. Tubigrip is best used in conjunction with Ice and elevation to reduce swelling.
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What is the cure for swollen ankles?
Treatment for swollen ankles depends on the cause of the swelling. For example. if the swelling is caused by injury or overuse, then resting and taking an anti-inflammatory might be in order. On the other hand, if the swelling is due to water retention, drinking plenty of water and elevating your feet may be helpful.