If you are experiencing a medical emergency please dial 911 immediately
A compression wrap is used to prevent swelling. It does not support the ankle or prevent it from moving, so it does not protect it except by reminding you to be careful of your ankle.
Last Revised: January 23, 2012
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
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