The R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression and elevation) method to rehabilitate a sprained ankle is no longer recommended by people that know better.
It is suggested that there are flaws in this method and it generally only works for the short term.
The main issues with the R.I.C.E. method are as follows: 1) It can take months for someone to regain strength in a sprained ankle. 2) R.I.C.E. can help with swelling, however it does not help structural damage, range of motion or the reprogramming of the neuromuscular connections.
Some say that R.I.C.E. can potentially increase the risk of re-injury.
A more modern approach for dealing with a sprained ankle is what's called the H.E.M. method which involves hydrotherapy, exercise and massage.
You'll find bloggers talking about sprained ankles at sites like sportsinjuryclinic.net and recoverydoctor.blogspot.com.
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