Lily is on the floor after falling off her skateboard

How confident do you feel about helping someone who has a strain or sprain?

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Lily is smiling.

Lily, Hayden and Matt are skating to the park, when Lily falls and twists her ankle. Matt steps in and decides how to help.

Lily is on the floor after falling off her skateboard

I wasn’t paying attention and must have hit a loose paving stone or something as suddenly my board flipped and I fell over and twisted my ankle.

Lily is on the floor after falling off her skateboard

It really hurt! I didn’t know what to do so I just sat there, clutching it and trying not to cry. Matt said I needed to support the injury and helped me to rest my foot on his bag.

Lily is on the floor after falling off her skateboard

My ankle was starting to swell and it felt really sore. Matt told Hayden to run back to his house and grab something really cold to put on it to stop the swelling.

Lily is supporting her leg on a bag. Matt reassures her and Hayden runs to get some frozen peas

Hayden came back with a very cold bag of frozen peas. Matt wrapped the bag of peas in his t-shirt, and carefully put this make-shift ice pack on my ankle.

Lily is sitting on the floor with her leg supported by a bag. Hayden and Matt reassure her.

Matt and Hayden were both great and stayed with me until I started to feel better. Who knew a pack of frozen veg could make such a difference?

Lily fell off her board in the middle of the street. Did her friends take her injury seriously or ignore it?

Swelling and pain in a muscle or joint are common signs that someone has a strain or sprain? What other sign might we look for?

Lily is supporting her leg on a bag and has frozen peas on her ankle. Hayden and Matt reassure her.

How confident do you feel about helping someone who has a strain or sprain?

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Lily is supporting her leg on a bag and has frozen peas on her ankle. Hayden and Matt reassure her.

Take action: If someone has a strain or sprain, apply an ice pack to the injury.

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