ankle sprain

ankle sprain

A stretching of the ankle ligaments and/or muscles with swelling.

ankle sprain

Orthopedics A stretching of the ankle ligaments and/or muscles with swelling

Patient discussion about ankle sprain

Q. What do you do for a sprained ankle?

A. R.I.C.E. - Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation

Q. We went to a trip last week and I sprained my ankle. what can I do next time if it happens? Last week I went to a trip with my friends. I did a bad movement and landed very bad on my ankle. It was the end of the trip and my friends took me to the car, but I want to know what should I do next time if the car isn't so close?

A. Here you can hear about more complicated spain treatments than those you can get "in the field"
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Q. How does ice help a sprained ankle or other injury? While I exercise I often get sprain. I have seen many times that ice is used as a first aid for sprains. How does ice help a sprained ankle or other injury?

A. it does two helpful things- lower the pain (cold can do that) and prevent swelling. the swelling is a body normal reaction that protects the area that was injured. but we would like to avoid it because it'll strain us.

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Ankle stability is integral to normal mobilization and to minimizing the risk for ankle sprain.
The three main interventions commonly described after ankle sprain are: surgery, immobilisation, or functional treatment (Kerkhoffs et al 2002a).
As part of the trial, the company will enroll approximately 130 patients who have suffered a grade I or grade II ankle sprain within 12 hours of injury.
Fifty-one consecutive patients who were admitted to the emergency department owing to the complaint of ankle sprain and who were treated with an elastic bandage or a splint were included in the study.
Another study, this one published in August in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, showed the long-term effects of a single ankle sprain lingered throughout the animals' lives.
2007) we do not currently understand how an ankle sprain can impact physical function as a person ages.
Barritt was challenging for Luther Burrell's place at inside centre only for an ankle sprain incurred during Saracens' victory at Wasps on Sunday to prevent him from facing the Scots or France seven days later.
It is one of the most common soft tissue injury encountered in clinical practice and its complications such as prolonged ankle pain, a high recurrence rate, and chronic laxity underline the importance of careful diagnosis and treatment of ankle sprain.
Johannesburg, Dec 21 ( ANI ): South African bowler Morne Morkel will reportedly be unable to bowl further in the current Test against India at the Wanderers following an ankle sprain on Friday afternoon.
The Question: Does ankle brace use after an ankle sprain lessen subsequent injuries?