Shar is a 28-year-old female active golfer who fell down the stairs last week and presented to the office three days ago with a high-grade sprain of the right ankle diagnosed by the orthopedist. Today, she reports to you that her ankle is painful, tender, and swollen. She had difficulty ambulating after playing a round of golf with her friends yesterday. What is your treatment plan for Shar, and why? What clinical guidelines support your decision? What patient education should you give to Shar?
Use at least one scholarly source other than your textbook to connect your response to national guidelines and evidence-based research in support of your ideas.
In your peer replies, please reply to at least one peer who chose a different topic.