Is it better to put ice or heat on my sprained ankle/foot?

It is always best to put ice on your sprained ankle, foot, or any other musculoskeletal injury or trauma.

Ice constricts your blood vessels and decreases swelling to the injured area, which in turn decreases pain. Heat will open the vessels and increase the amount of fluid to the area. Always remember the word RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) after a sports injury, as the first line of treatment.

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