• Acute Ankle Sprain
  • We hypothesize that children age 7-17 years of age with acute ankle sprain randomized to receive regular dose ibuprofen will show a greater improvement in degree of pain,disability,swelling and tenderness four days following injury as compared to children who take ibuprofen only intermittently for pain relief during the same time period. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • connective
  • Both heel pain and heel spurs are frequently associated with plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of the band of fibrous connective tissue. (houstonfamilyfootandankle.com)
  • A contusion is the discoloration of the skin, which results from underlying muscle fibers and connective tissue being crushed.This can happen in a variety of ways such as a direct blow to the skin, or a fall taken against a hard surface.The discoloration in the skin is present when blood begins to pool around the injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • Fixed joints are connected by dense connective tissue, consisting mainly of collagen. (wikipedia.org)
  • These joints have no joint cavity and are connected via fibrous connective tissue. (wikipedia.org)
  • A syndesmosis is a slightly movable fibrous joint in which bones such as the tibia and fibula are joined together by connective tissue. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hypermobility generally results from one or more of the following: Abnormally shaped ends of one or more bones at a joint A Type 1 collagen or other connective tissue defect (as found in Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Loeys-Dietz syndrome and Marfan syndrome) resulting in weakened ligaments/ligamentous laxity, muscles and tendons. (wikipedia.org)
  • In heritable connective tissue disorders associated with joint hyper-mobility (such as Marfan syndrome and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome types I-III, VII, and XI), the joint laxity usually is apparent before adulthood. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hypermobility syndrome is genetically inherited disorder that is thought to affect the encoding of the connective tissue protein's collagen in the ligament of joints. (wikipedia.org)
  • joints
  • These are fixed joints where bones are united by a layer of white fibrous tissue of varying thickness. (wikipedia.org)
  • Injuries, especially those involving the joints, invariably damage ligaments either by stretching them abnormally or even tearing them. (wikipedia.org)
  • Loose or lax ligaments in turn are not capable of supporting joints as effectively as healthy ones, making the affected individual prone to further injury as well as compensation for the weakness using other parts of the body. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] Collisions with the ground, objects, and other players are common, and unexpected dynamic forces on limbs and joints can cause sports injuries. (wikipedia.org)
  • As an athlete there are times where you may run on low energy leading to the deterioration in technique or form, which results in a slower reaction time, and finally a loss in stability of muscle joints and an injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some joints are more at risk of becoming dislocated again after an initial injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • sports injuries
  • There are an estimated 2 million ankle injuries a year and they represent 20 percent of all sports injuries. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal injuries, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, bone tumours, and congenital limb deformities. (wikipedia.org)
  • About 3 million avid sports competitors 14 years of age and under experience sports injuries annually, which causes some loss of time of participation in the sport. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other products containing chloroethane are used to ease sports injuries, similar to ice pack therapy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Intervention
  • With proper detection, intervention, and care, most foot and ankle problems can be lessened or prevented. (apma.org)
  • My feeling on the topic however is, 1) if a screening test can be performed in a quick and low cost manner, 2) it has been shown in the literature to identify those people at risk of future injury, and 3) an intervention to reduce the risk can be implemented, then there is no harm done . (bmj.com)
  • therapy
  • Cold therapy is proven to reduce pain, prevent secondary tissue damage following injury and limit tissue and joint swelling. (physioroom.com)
  • Applying instant ice therapy helps you to recover faster from your sports injury. (physioroom.com)
  • There is not enough evidence from randomized controlled trials to determine the true effectiveness of RICE therapy for acute ankle sprains. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ice and compression (cold compression therapy) will not completely stop swelling and pain, but will help to minimize them as the sprain begins to heal itself. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pain
  • The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of DSG 1% compared with placebo applied four times a day in subjects with acute ankle sprains under 'in-use' conditions, in particular with regard to pain relief. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • There was no evidence that HBOT helped people with muscle injury following unaccustomed exercise, but some evidence that people given HBOT had slightly more pain. (cochrane.org)
  • Konradsen et al reported 32% of patients reported pain, swelling or recurrent sprains after 7 years. (chiroaccess.com)
  • Properly caring for a sprained ankle can help reduce pain, recovery time, and the chance of further complications down the line. (thephysiocompany.com)
  • The nerves in the area become more sensitive when the injury is suffered, so pain is felt as throbbing and will worsen if there is pressure placed on the area. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ankle sprains are common in children, and optimal pain management has not been determined. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Soft tissue injuries can result in pain, swelling, bruising and loss of function (Lovering, 2008) A sprain is a type of acute injury which results from the stretching or tearing of a ligament. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ice: Ice should be applied immediately to the sprain to reduce swelling and pain. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cryotherapy is widely used to relieve muscle pain, sprains and swelling either via soft tissue damage or postoperative swelling. (wikipedia.org)
  • foot
  • Today's podiatrist has the necessary education and training to treat all conditions of the foot and ankle and plays a key role in a keeping America healthy and mobile while helping combat diabetes and other chronic diseases. (apma.org)
  • In this section, learn more about APMA Seal-approved and accepted products, proper foot care, common foot and ankle conditions, and how your podiatrist can help keep you and your feet healthy. (apma.org)
  • A foot or ankle sprain is a soft tissue injury. (apma.org)
  • Warts are one of several soft tissue conditions of the foot that can be quite painful. (apma.org)
  • Today's podiatrists are highly trained physicians and surgeons focusing on the foot and ankle and should be an important part of your health-care team. (apma.org)
  • While my unique education, training, and experience have prepared me for the most complex of foot and ankle surgeries, I pride myself on exhausting more conservative, non-invasive approaches with my patients as a first course of action. (apma.org)
  • Podiatrists diagnose and treat conditions of the foot, ankle, and related structures of the leg. (houstonfamilyfootandankle.com)
  • Walker boots are designed to immobilise the ankle or protect the foot, normally following surgery or injury. (healthandcare.co.uk)
  • Aircast Walker Boots such as the Aircast XP Walker and the Aircast SP Walker provide incredible support to the ankle and foot, and are the walker of choice in medical practices across the world. (healthandcare.co.uk)
  • Movements - especially turning, and rolling of the foot - are the primary cause of an ankle sprain. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Ottawa ankle rule is a simple, widely used rule to help differentiate fractures of the ankle or mid-foot from other ankle injuries that do not require x-ray radiography. (wikipedia.org)
  • A less common type of ankle sprain is called an eversion injury, affecting the medial side of the foot. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine, a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine (DPM) is a medical specialist who diagnoses and treats conditions affecting the foot, ankle, and structures of the leg. (wikipedia.org)
  • Any procedure and modality is within the DPM scope if utilized to diagnose and treat foot, ankle or other podiatric conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition to performing foot and ankle surgeries. (wikipedia.org)
  • This is especially true in the case of a dislocated ankle, due to the anatomy of the blood supply to the foot. (wikipedia.org)
  • symptoms
  • Knowing the symptoms that can be experienced with a sprain is important in determining that the injury is not really a break in the bone. (wikipedia.org)
  • Syndesmosis sprains have received increasing recognition during recent years because of a heightened awareness of the mechanism, symptoms, and signs of injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • bone
  • it is generally the result of faulty biomechanics (walking gait abnormalities) that place too much stress on the heel bone and the soft tissues that attach to it. (drogunlana.com)
  • rehabilitation
  • The components of an effective rehabilitation for all sprain injuries include increasing range of motion and progressive muscle strengthening exercise. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is essential to follow all recovery and rehabilitation programs fully to prevent any injury from re occurring. (wikipedia.org)
  • involve
  • The risk of a sprain is greatest during activities that involve explosive side-to-side motion, such as squash, tennis or basketball. (wikipedia.org)
  • Traumatic
  • Traumatic injuries account for most injuries in contact sports such as ice hockey, association football, rugby league, rugby union, Australian rules football, Gaelic football and American and Canadian football because of the dynamic and high collision nature of these sports. (wikipedia.org)
  • An ice pack is placed over an injured area and is intended to absorb heat of a closed traumatic or edematous injury by using conduction to transfer thermal energy. (wikipedia.org)
  • damage
  • While protecting the injury from further damage, ice should be applied, ensuring to apply for no greater than 20 minutes. (thephysiocompany.com)
  • Re-injury: Avoid any activities that could aggravate the injury and cause further damage. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cryotherapy is used to treat a variety of benign and malignant tissue damage, medically called lesions. (wikipedia.org)
  • The application of ultra-cold liquid causes damage to the treated tissue due to intracellular ice formation. (wikipedia.org)
  • incidence
  • For example, square or tennis players may experience a high incidence of hand sprain. (thephysiocompany.com)
  • Such concerning trends in injury incidence and associated financial cost, has led research efforts into trying to identify potential injury risk factors that leads to future injury. (bmj.com)