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Improve Basketball Skills Ankle Injury
Stand and shoot: Once you can stand +/- an ankle brace, you can start sport-specific rehabilitation immediately, such as shooting without jumping, cutting, or pushing off with the injured foot. You will be able to advance as tolerated until you are cleared for normal individual drills and finally team drills once all pain with activities has resolved. Physical therapy can help guide you along a standard algorithm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
RICE: Of course, xrays are necessary to ensure there is no fracture or dislocation. If it is a sprain, the principles of rest, ice, compression and elevation (rice) apply initially. In the ensuing few days to a week, ankle braces can be applied and then physical therapy initiated. If all components listed above are followed, the time to recovery can be cut in half! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a specialist: Either a podiatrist or orthopedist. Have a complete evaluation of your foot and ankle as well as a gait exam. When you go, bring the shoes that you have been training in to be checked as well. Prevention of injury can include a combination of things - stretching, massage, physical therapy, bracing and/or shoe selection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ankle: R.I.C.E. This stands for rest, ice, compression and elevation. This should take place after an acute injury. Motrin/tylenol for pain/swelling if no medical contraindications/allergies. If there is instability with walking then an x-ray if recommended to rule out a fracture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rehab: Anything that is low impact to start would be fine, suggest starting wearing a brace to start with then transition. One thing i tell my patients is use bottom step hold handrail and slowly lower your foot the slowly raise onto tip toes. This helps with strength and rom. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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