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What cause ankle sprains?

What cause ankle sprains?

See below: Either direct trauma or over stretching of the tendons and ligaments. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
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Sprains And Strains (Definition)

-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain,but with ice, time , rest,& activity modification they heal over a few weeks,3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more


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What typically causes ankle sprains?

What typically causes ankle sprains?

Inversion: Typically, inversion of the ankle causes the most common ankle injury: a sprain of the anterior talofibular ligament. ...Read more

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How can I sprain my ankle?

How can I sprain my ankle?

Bio-mechanical stress: Female asks etiology of ankle sprains. Commonly, ankle turns under, inverts, as foot meets ground surface in uneven fashion, whereby medial foot hits first & upper body tilts contra-laterally. Oft occurs in rough & tumble sports, stepping wrong off curb or into chuck-hole. Women w. Hypermobility Syndrome & lax ligaments commonly report having had multiple ankle sprains as children. Gravity rules! ...Read more

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How to tape a sprained ankle?

How to tape a sprained ankle?

Try U-tube: Can't explain or demonstrate here. Try u-tube or see a sports trainer to demo this to you. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle, now what?

I sprained my ankle, now what?

Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. Once improved, mobilization and physical therapy can help restore strength and function. Healing times may vary. ...Read more

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What causes an ankle to sprain?

What causes an ankle to sprain?

Many things: A sprain occurs when your ankle is forced to move out of its normal position, which can cause one or more of the ankle's ligaments to stretch or tear. Examples of situations that can result in an ankle sprain include: a fall that causes your ankle to twist landing awkwardly on your foot after jumping or pivoting walking or exercising on an uneven surface. ...Read more

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Could I have sprained my ankle?

Could I have sprained my ankle?

Ankle sprain: For recovery, mild sprains can take 1-3 weeks, moderate sprains 2-6 weeks, severe sprains can take several months to recover. It would be better to see a doctor just to be sure as well as to recommend appropriate treatment. Xrays can exclude other injuries including fractures and bone avulsions. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat
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Sprain (Definition)

A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more