Pediatric Ankle Brace

January 16, 2014 @ 1:16 pm posted by Brace and Support Help

Pediatric Ankle BraceSo your little guy twisted his ankle?  Is it a sprain?

Pediatric ankle sprain symptoms can include:

  1. Ankle pain, bruising, and swelling
  2. The pain gets worse when your child walks, stands, presses on the ankle, or moves the ankle
  3. Can’t move the ankle without pain.
  4. If there was an audible pop (ouch!)

Not every child with a sprained ankle has to go to the doctor. However, you should at least call your doctor if there are any of the following:

  1. Can’t move the ankle
  2. Can’t put weight on the ankle
  3. Pain over the bony part of the ankle
  4. Can’t walk without pain
  5. Pain not relieved by ice, pain relief medication, bracing, and elevation
  6. Numbness in the leg, foot, or ankle
  7. Pain that does not improve in 5-7 days
  8. If you are uncertain about the injury

Some kids will do just fine with rest, ice, compression, and elevation.

  1. Rest – get your kid off his feet.
  2. Ice – ice for ten minutes at a time
  3. Compression – A pediatric ankle brace can help a lot
  4. Elevation – raise the ankle while icing it (prop it up with a pillow)

Learn more about pediatric ankle braces.


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