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First aid for
strains and sprains

Watch the video, in which Jessie gets help when she twists her ankle.

Use the information below to remind yourself how to help someone who has a strain or sprain.


Get the person to rest.


Apply an ice pack to the injury.

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An ice pack is ice or frozen vegetables wrapped in something such as a tea towel. Applying it to the injury will reduce the swelling and pain.


If there is no improvement seek medical advice.

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