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Ankle Sprain and its Treatment
What is an Ankle Sprain?
An ankle sprain is caused by twisting or straining the ligaments of the ankle joint. Ligaments are flexible tissue which connects bones and cartilage and supports organs.
How does Ankle Sprain occur?
Ankle sprain is caused by the unusual twisting of your ankle. It is caused by the sudden twisting of your ankle while running or while coming down from stairs or doing some other activity.
Symptoms of Ankle Sprain:
There are three degrees of sprain depending on their severity :
First degree : Pain with minimal damage to the ligaments.
Second degree : More ligament damage and mild looseness of the joint.
Third degree : Complete tearing of the ligament and the joint is very loose or unstable.
Treatment for Ankle Sprain :
When can I return to my sport or activity?
The goal of rehabilitation is to return you to your sport or activity as soon and as safely as possible. But, if you return too soon you may worsen your injury, which could lead to permanent damage. Everyone recovers from injury at a different rate. Returning to your sport or activity will be determined by your recovering ability, the soon your ankle recovers, the soon you will be able to return to your sport or activity. Returning to any sport or activity is not determined by how many days or weeks it have passed since your injury occurred. In general, the longer you have symptoms of the injury, the longer it will take to get better.
You may safely return to your sport or activity when, each of the following is true:
Prevention of ankle sprain?
What can a sports injury specialist do about it?
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