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Bronx Walk-In Clinic Helps You Treat Your Child's Sprained Ankle September 28, 2017

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Bronx Walk-In Clinic Helps You Treat Your Child's Sprained Ankle, Bronx, New York

Ankle sprains are common among kids, especially when they are active or spend a lot of time walking outside. Whether your child is injured at home or on the playground, there are a few simple steps you can take to relieve their pain and help them heal. Here, the team at Morris Park Medical Center in the Bronx explains what to do before visiting a walk-in clinic for treatment.

These three actions will help your child’s sprained ankle feel better:

  • Apply Ice: When a joint is sprained, will begin to swell and feel hot to the touch. Although this is a natural response, children sometimes find it scary. You can help reduce the pain and inflammation by applying an ice pack to the area. If you do not have a premade cold compress, then make one by filling a plastic bag with ice cubes and wrapping it in a towel. Have your child hold the ice pack on their ankle for approximately 15 minutes at a time, then take it off for 30 to 45 minutes to prevent frostbite.

  • walk-in clinic Bronx NYAdd Compression: Pediatric care providers also recommend wrapping the sprained ankle with tape or a compression bandage. Not only does this step control swelling, but it also stabilizes the joint. Even with the compression, your child should refrain from putting weight on that foot. If you need to visit a walk-in clinic for a professional evaluation, you may need to provide support or get a ride. 

  • Keep It Elevated: When your child holds their ankle above the level of their heart, blood circulates throughout the body evenly, reducing inflammation and soreness. They may need a chair or extra pillow to prop up their foot throughout the day.

If these steps aren’t enough to relieve your child’s pain, then visit a walk-in clinic to receive medical attention. While minor sprains heal within a few weeks with basic home care, more serious injuries require a doctor’s exam and treatment. 

When your child needs to see a professional health care provider, the team at Morris Park Medical Center will tend to their injured ankle. This walk-in clinic offers affordable same-day appointments, so you can see a doctor quickly. For more information, visit their website or call (718) 664-7679 today.

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