• 04 JAN 16
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    Ankle Sprain – Treatment

    Ankle Sprain – Treatment

    You may be pondering I have as of now talked about this topic before in common football injuries, however I feel the need of discussing this in subtle injury with the AFL pre season training and Australian Open for Tennis upon us yet again we will today investigate a typical injury which the players, or you, may experience over the coming month and past.



    Ankle sprains are a standout amongst the most widely recognized injuries in game, particularly football, b-ball and tennis. Truth be told 2/3rds of footballers, ball players and 1/3 tennis players encounter a lower leg sprain over the span of their career.

    Let’s look into today’s topic of interest to what happens when one sprains his/her ankle. These sprains for the most part happen outside (lateral aspect) of the ankle when rolling over the outside of the lower leg. This movement is known as inversion and causes the ligaments that encompass the outside of the ankle joint to wind up extended. It is a ligaments job to hold a joint together by lashing bones together. This gives a joint extensive security. At the point when a ligament is extended the dependability and stability of the joint it encompasses is diminished.

    The seriousness of a lower leg sprain will rely on upon how far the ligaments in favor of the lower leg were extended.

    • Grade 1 sprains will include a little extending of the ligament.

    • Grade 2 sprains will break a part of the ligament.

    • Grade 3 tear will totally break a ligament and may require a cast to be placed set up.


    The recuperation period from a ankle sprain will likewise rely on upon which review of tear happened.



    After the injury the lower leg may start to swell, if so it is imperative that a player take after “POLICE” or “PRICE” strategies for the 48-72 hours, POLICE stands for:

    • P-Protection; this includes the utilization of crutches, cast or braces plays a role as important amid the recuperating procedure, this may be at an opportune time in the process when unreasonable weight bearing would be adverse to recovery.


    • OL-Optimal Loading; the weight that the athlete may put through their injured leg will rely on upon how bad the lower leg is injured, for instance the ideal level of loading on a broken lower leg may be no weight bearing at all as plaster cast is required. It might be important to look for advise from your Physiotherapist in the matter of when you can begin to weight bear on the injured leg as it can likewise be hindering to your recovery on the off chance that you don’t begin this stage soon enough.


    • I-Ice; ice ought to be connected to the lower leg for 15 minutes at regular intervals, it is imperative that ice is not put specifically on the skin as this may bring about the skin to blaze.


    • C-Compression; the lower leg ought to be packed, this should be possible using a bandage or tubic grip, pressure can lessen the potential swelling in the lower leg


    • E-Elevation; the lower leg should be raised to diminish the swelling of the lower leg


    In case you wondering about “PRICE” strategy which is no different then “POLICE”. PRICE stands for Pressure, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. Taking after POLICE/PRICE strategies can enormously diminish the swelling of the lower leg and can permit the recovery of the ankle to begin sooner subsequently. When the swelling has settled it is critical to undergo recovery with a physiotherapist as there is a high risk of re-damage after a ankle sprain.

    Physiotherapists can lessen the pain in ankle and diminish the probability of injuring the ankle once more. This is done through a rehabilitation program that will enhance the quality of the muscles around the lower leg, increasing the flexibility and range of movement. We can then intend to enhance the balance and proprioception of the athlete through the use of equipments, for example, the wobble board.

    Indeed, even after recovery it might be fundamental for an athlete to tape or brace the lower leg to anticipate re-injury. Additionally joined by extended warm ups and down session to forestall further danger of damage.

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