Did you know you could do all these things online through EPIC MyChart?

  • schedule an appointment
  • request prescription refills
  • request referrals
  • contact your doctor
patient educationby agetoddlersadolescentsby typevideo
  1. Swelling of the outer part of the ankle bone is rare,
    • For older kids, if there is a fracture, x-rays are not always the most definitive determinate of a subtle fracture.
  2. Remember R.I.C.E.
    • R. Rest: lie down
    • I. Ice: For at least 20 minutes 3 times a day (can use a bag of frozen peas)
    • C. Compress: Ace bandage wrap for about 7-10 days
    • E. Elevate
  3. Crutches can be found at most pharmacies (with instructions on how to use and adjust)
    • Recommended that you use crutches to keep weight off of injured ankle
    • Within 48-72 hours you can trial using 1 crutch or no crutches – as pain allows.
  4. CALL US:
    • Any appearance of the ankle being angulated
    • The inside of the ankle is painful or swollen
    • If your child is worsening after 3-4 days or no better after 7-10 days
    • With ANY concerns