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sprain one's ankle

to become pregnant. She has, ah, sprained her ankle. From the looks of her, she must have sprained her ankle some months ago.
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sprain one’s ankle

tv. to become pregnant. From the looks of her, she must have sprained her ankle some months ago.
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Studies that have investigated methods of treating ankle sprains have usually analyzed the time required to return to work or sports, to achieve complete range of motion, and resolve swelling and pain.
After a year, healthy mice were running significantly more mileage on their wheels than those who had sprains.
Although they are a duck dog job hazard, sprains and strains can be exacerbated by poor physical fitness and fatigue.
MCL sprains can usually be diagnosed clinically via physical exam.
1%) of the 77 dancers indicated a previous ankle sprain on the questionnaire, with 27 reporting a history of unilateral ankle sprains and 27 a history of bilateral ankle sprains (Table 1).
Research is insufficient to support wearing high-top shoes to prevent primary and secondary ankle sprains.
Ankle sprains are the most common sports-related injury, and many who experience a sprain will go on to develop chronic instability, suffering repeated sprains during their lifetime.
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 altogether.
Symptoms of sprains include pain, muscle spasms, swelling and trouble moving the muscle.
However, these issues should not detract physiotherapists from the overall findings of the study - that a proprioceptive training program is beneficial in reducing recurrent ankle sprains and should be implemented in addition to usual care when treating people with acute ankle sprain.
Clinical outcomes are reported as well as probable mechanisms of common peroneal nerve injury from inversion ankle sprains.
Dismounting an appliance" caused the most injuries; with two sprains, two bruises and a fracture, while one firefighter managed to get a sprain from tripping over a kerb at an incident.
Studies have shown that 10 to 30 percent of sprains will have symptoms later.
Use of the Air-Stirrup brace in combination with an elastic wrap promotes a more rapid return to function following first-time grade I and II ankle sprains than either treatment alone or other modes of treatment, reported Bruce D.