ankle sprain

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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.

More discussions about ankle sprain
References in classic literature ?
Her imagination was busy, her reflections were pleasant, and the pain of a sprained ankle was disregarded.
Pride does go before a fall, but I wonder if a sprained ankle always comes after it?
There are few who do not know the pain of walking on a sprained ankle.
When we were left alone in the stone-flagged kitchen, it was astonishing how rapidly that sprained ankle recovered.
Several new studies suggest the effects of a single sprained ankle could be more serious than we ever imagined - it can alter how well and how much you move during your life.
Center Kwame Brown returned Friday from a 27-game absence because of a sprained ankle.
It's normal for a sprained ankle to swell, sometimes for four to six weeks, or longer.
The Schatz Technique offers chapters specific to arthritic pain, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, ear pain, knee pain, "logger's hand", neck pain, rotator cuff syndrome, sprained ankle, tennis elbow, and many other types.
Running, walking, tennis, basketball, rollerblading -- no matter what your exercise of choice may be, your workout regimen can be instantly halted by one of the most common injuries in America -- a sprained ankle.
A CLUMSY lad of 19 fell off a 100ft cliff as he chatted on his phone and escaped with a sprained ankle.
They are hopeful Luke Walton -- who has missed 11 games with a sprained ankle -- can return in the next week and Brown will follow sooner than expected.
They beat Phoenix and Golden State to open the season while Bryant recovered from knee surgery and then dispatched Atlanta while Bryant nursed a sprained ankle.