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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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.
The severity of an ankle sprain depends on whether the ligament is stretched, partially torn, or completely torn, as well as the number of ligaments involved," says Gregory Catalano, DPM, FACFAS, a Massachusetts foot and ankle surgeon and Fellow member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
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.
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.
BERLIN--Traumeel ointment and gel proved equal to diclofenac gel 1% in achieving pain reduction and improved joint function in patients with acute ankle sprain, according to study results.
Chronic ankle instability (CAI), the sequela of a lateral ankle sprain, has been reported for years after the initial trauma (Anandacoomarasamy and Barnsley, 2005).
in the management of ankle sprain also includes a number of other treatment modalities including electrotherapy (ultrasound, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), interferential therapy), taping, soft tissue therapies and functional treatments such as proprioception retraining, range of movement and strengthening, and gait re-education.
A statement from the US Soccer Federation yesterday said: "Jozy Altidore sat out training today after incurring a mild right ankle sprain during Wednesday's practice.
The risk of having an ankle sprain is increased in people with a previous history of ankle sprain (Hiller et al 2008, Verhagen et al 2004).
Byline: Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to be out of action for a month with an ankle sprain.
CRISTIANO RONALDO is facing up to a month on the sidelines with an ankle sprain suffered on international duty.
7,11,14-16) Nitz and colleagues (17) report a series of 66 patients who had a diagnosis of inversion ankle sprain and subsequently underwent electromyography (EMG) evaluation.