Treatment of Broken ankle

How to Splint an Ankle With a Pillow

Ankle injuries are common and they can be very painful. Twist an ankle at home and you probably don’t want to call an ambulance since it’s not life-threatening. On the other hand, you also don’t want to cause more damage by accidentally putting pressure on your injured ankle en route to the doctor’s office, clinic, or emergency department.

The solution? Use a pillow and some tape to splint the ankle. It’s the easiest way to make a splint at home using things you probably have lying around. Pillows aren’t tough enough for long leg fractures like the tibia or the femur, but they will provide enough support for an injured ankle.

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