Phase 2: 2 to 4 week
Below you will find important information to follow 2 - 4 weeks post injury.
Pain relief: Continue to use appropriate painkillers as necessary.
Walker boot: Continue to use the walker boot for walking. You may increase your walking distance as you feel comfortable.
Ice: You can use ice to help with pain and swelling.
Elevation: Continue to elevate the ankle if it looks swollen in comparison to your opposite side. It is normal to have ankle swelling for 3 to 4 months post injury, particularly in response to increasing activity levels.
Exercises: The following videos will help you regain a normal range of movement in your ankle and help you walk without a limp. You may start these exercises when you feel comfortable to do so, discomfort is expected. You should do these exercises regularly - if you experience severe pain you are doing too much.