• 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)
  • muscles
  • Fatigue of muscles generally leads to sprains. (wikipedia.org)
  • In pre-season training players must undertake fitness programs that focus on power, strength, agility and flexibility, especially of muscles around the ankles and feet. (wikipedia.org)
  • instability
  • Background: Ankle sprains often result in ankle instability, which is most likely caused by damage to passive structures and neuromuscular impairment. (uni-muenchen.de)
  • Secondary outcome parameters include: return to pre-injury level of activities, residual pain, recurrence, objective instability, energy/coordination, Foot and Ankle Disability Index and EQ 5D. (uni-muenchen.de)
  • If you are suffering from pain on the outer side of the ankle, difficulty walking, swelling, stiffness or instability, contact Laser Podiatry Associates for a comprehensive evaluation. (laserpodiatryassociates.com)
  • This can lead to a condition known as Chronic Ankle Instability (CAI), and an increased risk of ankle sprains. (wikipedia.org)
  • A grade 1 sprain is defined as mild damage to a ligament or ligaments without instability of the affected joint. (wikipedia.org)
  • treatment
  • The Deep Freeze Cold Patch is ideal for the immediate treatment of a sprained ankle, hamstring muscle injury, shoulder bursitis, and soft tissue bruising. (physioroom.com)
  • Even the value of surgical intervention for Grade 3 sprains rather than conservative treatment is controversial (2). (chiroaccess.com)
  • Treatment of ankle sprains is aimed at decreasing the pain and swelling and protecting the ankle ligaments from further injury. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • The pharmacologic treatment of ankle sprains however, remains somewhat unclear. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • However, with the development of over the counter NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) agents, these have become increasingly popular for the treatment of ankle sprains. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Initially, our chartered physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment to determine the grade of your sprain, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover. (thephysiocompany.com)
  • Our highly skilled Physiotherapists will provide expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific exercises to treat your injury, reducing your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term solution. (thephysiocompany.com)
  • RICE is considered a first-aid treatment, rather than a cure for soft tissue injuries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Treatment decisions for ankle sprains must be made on an individual basis and relies on expert opinions and national guidelines. (wikipedia.org)
  • The treatment of sprains depends on the extent of injury and the joint involved. (wikipedia.org)
  • A physician must decide the proper treatment, for a particular injury, to promote healing as well as know the benefits and risks. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nearly two million people every year suffer sports-related injuries and receive treatment in emergency departments. (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)
  • 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)
  • Cold therapy is proven to reduce pain, prevent secondary tissue damage following injury and limit tissue and joint swelling. (physioroom.com)
  • Konradsen et al reported 32% of patients reported pain, swelling or recurrent sprains after 7 years. (chiroaccess.com)
  • Ankle sprains are common in children, and optimal pain management has not been determined. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • 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)
  • Without rest, continual strain is placed on the affected area that is injured, leading to increased inflammation, pain, and possible further injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • Referred pain is created by ligamentous laxity around a joint, but is felt at some distance from the injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cryotherapy is widely used to relieve muscle pain, sprains and swelling either via soft tissue damage or postoperative swelling. (wikipedia.org)
  • Actress Barbara La Marr injured her ankle during filming and doctors prescribed not only morphine but also cocaine to control the pain and enable her to continue filming. (wikipedia.org)
  • joint
  • A bunion is an enlargement of the joint at the base of the big toe that forms when the bone or tissue at the big toe joint moves out of place. (apma.org)
  • The majority of ankle injuries do not involve bony fractures, rather they involve the soft tissue structures of the ankle joint. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Returning to activity before the ligaments have fully healed may cause them to heal in a stretched position, resulting in less stability at the ankle joint. (wikipedia.org)
  • and Wearing high-heeled shoes - due to the weak position of the ankle joint with an elevated heel, and a small base of support. (wikipedia.org)
  • A sprain, also known as a torn ligament, is damage to one or more ligaments in a joint, often caused by trauma or the joint being taken beyond its functional range of motion. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although any joint can experience a sprain, some of the more common include: The ankle. (wikipedia.org)
  • The joint should be exercised again fairly soon, in milder cases from 1 to 3 days after injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • The joint may need to be supported by taping or bracing, helping protect it from re-injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • Prolonged immobilization delays the healing of a sprain, as it usually leads to muscle atrophy and stiff joint. (wikipedia.org)
  • In netball the ankle joint is most susceptible to injury and accounts for 31% of the injuries sustained in the sport. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hand injuries usually involve joint ligamentous sprains and fractures. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although the syndesmosis is a joint, in the literature the term syndesmotic injury is used to describe injury of the syndesmotic ligaments. (wikipedia.org)
  • Abnormal joint movement also creates many "protective actions" by adjacent tissues. (wikipedia.org)
  • One tibial section attaches to soft tissue, 1 cm distal to the joint line. (wikipedia.org)
  • Trying to reduce a joint without any training could substantially worsen the injury. (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)
  • With proper detection, intervention, and care, most foot and ankle problems can be lessened or prevented. (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)
  • Left foot and ankle discoloured since ankle sprain over three years ago. (healthtap.com)
  • 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)
  • The next most common cause of foot disease is overuse or traumatic injuries. (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)