The situations that cause sprains also can cause other serious injuries, such as fractures. Seek treatment from a physician if you:
Mild sprains are often treated with a technique known as RICE. RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.
Severe sprains may require surgery to repair damaged or torn ligaments, tendons, or muscles. Contact a physician about a sprain if you have any of these symptoms:
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