- Hearing sounds like "pop" when falling or slipping
- Pain to swelling or bruising on the ankle
- Unable to walk or feel stiff
- Skin color changes
- Use ice wrapped in a towel or ice pack to compress the dislocated parts for 15 - 20 minutes immediately after injury. Repeat every 2 - 3 hours to maximize the effect. Avoid using ice directly without bandaging a towel or ice bag as it can lead to bruising.
- Protect the injured part by binding the elastic cloth or using crutches to reduce the risk of swelling. Make sure the fabric bond is not wrapped too tight because it can withstand blood circulation at the ankle. It is recommended to remove the bond before bed.
- Not doing activities or using footwear that can worsen injuries, such as doing heavy exercise or using high heels.
- Rest an injured ankle with reduced weight. It is recommended to use tools such as walking sticks to keep the wrists unencumbered.
- Put a sprained ankle higher than the hip by using a pillow while sitting or sleeping to reduce the swelling.
In addition, you are advised to avoid some things, especially in the time span since the injury, such as compressing or flushing hot water in the dislocated part.