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Get a Grip on Ankle Sprain


Spraining the ankle is commonplace. But if not treated properly, it could lead to long term issues. Twisting the ankle isnt ha ! to !o. "n ankle sp ain is when# a$te a twist# the ligaments in the ankle get st etche! o to n. %t wo&l! get pain$&l an! swollen a$te 'o& twisting episo!e. (hile b' nat& e an ankle sp ain is a mino in)& '# it co&l! sometimes ca&se $& the ankle p oblems. *epeate! sp ains co&l! es&lt in weakness o$ the )oint an! pain in the long te m. +$$ecti,e t eatment o$ an ankle sp ain is the best wa' to a,oi! mo e ch onic p oblems taking o,e . -o !ont take 'o& ankle sp ain lightl'.

How Can You Sprain Your Ankle?


.ost sp ains occ& as the es&lt o$ a q&ick shi$ting mo,ement while the $oot is plante! which is common in socce o a $ootball tackle. %t ca&ses the ankle to oll inwa ! while the $oot mo,es o&twa !# !amaging ankle ligaments that a e locate! on its insi!e.

Symptoms
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The e/tent o$ !amage to the ligament an! the n&mbe o$ ligaments !amage! !ete mine the se,e it' o$ an ankle sp ain. " mil! sp ain wo&l! es&lt in some pain which is manageable# along with sti$$ness# ten!e ness o swelling o$ the ankle. -e io&s sp ains co&l! es&lt in ten!e ness an! b &ising a o&n! the ankle. %t wo&l! also be pain$&l to walk. %n still mo e se,e e cases# walking becomes nea l' impossible since the ankle $eels &nstable an! gi,es o&t. The pain will also be mo e se,e e.

Treatment Options
T eatment options ,a ' base! on the e/tent o$ the in)& ' to the ankle. The e a e man' s& gical t eatments ca ie! o&t s&ch as a th oscop'# ligament econst &ction an! plasma in)ections. 0owe,e # these a e ecommen!e! onl' in e/t eme con!itions# o i$ non-s& gical metho!s ha,e $aile! to wo k. The e a e plent' o$ non-s& gical an! physical therapy options a,ailable. " p otecti,e b ace $eat& ing an ai c&shion b&ilt-in can p otect the ankle an! gi,e it s&ppo t# which can $acilitate healing. 1 &tches ma' ha,e to be &se! while walking &ntil 'o& can walk in!epen!entl' witho&t pain. 2o& ankle m&st be gi,en goo! est. %ce helps to b ing the swelling !own# so it m&st be applie! $o a o&n! 13 o 23 min&tes $o e,e ' one ho& o two ho& s !& ing the initial 24 ho& s to 72 ho& s $ollowing the sp aining. %ce can be applie! with
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the help o$ a thin cloth on which the ice is place!. %t m&st be p esse! $i ml' against the skin in the a$$ecte! a ea. 5-"%6 me!ication is also an impo tant element o$ the t eatment p ocess. 5-"%6s help e!&ce pain an! swelling. 1omp ession the ap' with the help o$ an "1+ ban!age o an' elastic comp ession w ap can eall' help b ing !own swelling. %t m&st be wo n $o 24 to 76 ho& s a$te the in)& '. +le,ation e/e cises s&ch as aising the a$$ecte! ankle abo,e hea t le,el $o 2 o 7 ho& s a !a' can help e!&ce b &ising an! swelling. 8h'sical the ap' is ,e ' impo tant $o e$$icient rehabilitation services. %t is impo tant that the ankle sp ain heals well o else the )oint co&l! get &nstable# es&lting in ch onic pain an! the isk o$ $& the in)& ' !&e to the weakness o$ the ankle. 8atients sho&l! et& n to thei spo ts an! eg&la acti,ities onl' a$te the' ha,e $&ll' heale!. This is e,i!ent i$ the pe son can hop on his ankle witho&t pain. +,en a$te eco,e '# it is &se$&l to wea a b ace o to tape the ankle !& ing e/e cise.
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