Depending on the severity and type of injury, treatment for ankle sprains can range from first applying R.I.C.E treatment to the initial injury to using crutches or splints to using electromagnetic stimulation to help facilitate recovery. In Singapore, doctors often prescribe cold compresses to constrict pain and further inflammation of the injured foot. In addition, oral medication with anti-inflammatory or analgesic/pain-relieving purposes may also be prescribed.
If the injury is severe, physical therapy may be prescribed for rehabilitation purposes. Surgical intervention is rare and is typically only done if there is significant bone deterioration or if conservative methods have failed to stabilise the ankle joint after an extended period of treatment.