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How To Improvise An Ankle BraceSprained or broken ankles are the most common injury for hikers and backpackers. Here's how to deal.
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1. The first step is to use R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice (use cold water if available), Compression, and Elevation). Start by sitting the patient down, propping their leg up comfortably, and removing shoes and socks to survey the damage.