The best way to prevent ankle sprain is to keep your ankles strong and flexible with strengthening exercises.The most important exercises include proprioception. Taping or lace up ankle braces can provide support to prevent ankle sprains.
Sprained ankle treatment depends on the severity of the injury. In most cases these are treated symptomatically. More severe sprains require immobilization, physical therapy and occasionally surgery.
Recovery time from a sprained ankle will depend on the severity of the sprain. Most ankle sprains are mild and only need symptomatic treatment or an ankle brace. Mild sprains typically begin to feel better in a few days to a week and heal by six weeks. More severe ankle sprains could take more than… read more
An ankle sprain occurs during a twisting of the ankle while the foot is planted. Common causes include, twisting your ankle during a fall, tripping on an uneven surface, or landing on someones foot.
A sprained ankle occurs when the ankle twists under the body weight. Frequently a pop or tearing can be felt and heard. Common symptoms include, pain with weight bearing, point tenderness, bruising, swelling, and loss of motion. Occasionally there can be instability to the ankle.
Summer is in full swing and the heat and humidity is a huge risk for outdoor athletes in the summer. Along with increased temperatures at this time of year comes the elevated risk of dehydration. This risk becomes an even greater concern as people participate in sports and outdoor activities. There are a number of… read more