Updated on February 6, 2009
For years, the standard protocol for treating a sprained ankle has been the R.I.C.E. method - Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. While this protocol typically prevents further damage and allows for gradual healing of a sprained joint, sports medicine practitioners are finding that sprains tend to heal most effectively when the injured joint is exercised as soon as possible.
What follows are guidelines that I generally recommend when looking to fully recover as quickly as possible from a sprained ankle: Read more about The Best Way to Treat a Sprained Ankle