Those with past sprains
also slipped during balance testing far more often than the control mice (me again).
The severity of an ankle sprain
depends on whether the ligament is stretched, partially torn, or completely torn, as well as the number of ligaments involved," says Gregory Catalano, DPM, FACFAS, a Massachusetts foot and ankle surgeon and Fellow member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons.
The good thing is that a limp derived from a sprain
or strain shouldn't last forever, especially if the proper steps are taken.
These findings can help clinicians develop rehabilitation programs that address movements that may have been ignored in the past, with the eventual goal of preventing ankle sprains
Crowell collected data on more than 30 male recreational athletes, some with a history of repetitive ankle sprains
and some without, and analyzed joint movements and forces in them during walking and running.
have also been associated with injury to the superficial peroneal nerve.
Possibly in the rush to get toarescue, another firefighter gotabruise from"slipping while boarding the step of a fire appliance", one got a sprain
from "responding to a fire call" and two more sprained
themselves after "tripping on station".
Problems with old sprains
tend to fall into three categories: swelling, pain, and instability ("giving way").
Among those with grade I sprains
, it took less than half the time to return to normal walking with the combined treatment than with the individual modalities (4.
Many researchers have reported that individuals with a history of ankle sprains
are more susceptible to subsequent ankle sprains
or chronic ankle instability [5-7].
(numerous): two to three days return to activity with little discomfort; rehab time approximately one week.
are the most common injury in the United States and often occur during sports or recreational activities.
Medical expenses traditionally run highest for those injuries requiring rehabilitative care such as knee sprains
, broken legs, head trauma, and psychological counseling.
More severe sprains
are quickly evident, with marked swelling, sharp pain, and evidence of bleeding under the skin.
But a new report suggests most high school football injuries are minor scrapes and sprains