What and Where is a Grade 1Ankle Sprain?• Slight stretching of the ligament and some damage to the fibers of the ligaments http://pediatrics.med.nyu.edu/conditions-we-• May be able to walk treat/conditions/ankle-sprain without pain or limp• Located on the ankle joint of the leg http://www.creativerehab.net/images/Ankle%201.jpg
What bony structures areinvolved?• Talus• Fibula• Calcaneus http://www.healingfeet.com/blog/wp- content/uploads/2012/04/ankle-sprain-drawing.jpg
The Ligaments Involved• Calcaneofibular ligament• Anterior talofibular ligament http://www.cobrabrigade.com/ankle2.jpg
The two common ligaments involved in a mild ankle sprain.
Initial Signs and Symptoms•• Worsening of pain when walking, standing, pressing on the sore area, or moving the ankle inward• Inability to move the ankle http://img.ehowcdn.com/article-new/ds- photo/getty/article/154/211/56569779_XS.jpg joint without pain• Popping or tearing sound at the time of the injury (possibly)Pain, swelling, and bruising around the ankle http://enotes.tripod.com/pict9.jp g http://bodyuse.info/wp-content/uploads/Ankle- sprain-Symptoms-Prevention-and- Treatment.jpg
Treatment of Mild AnkleSprain• R.I.C.E.• R-Rest the ankle by not walking on it• I-Ice should be applied immediately. To keep swelling down. (20-30 min.)• C- Compression bandages or ace-wraps http://medicalimages.allrefer.com/large/early-treatment-of-injury.jpg immobilize and support ankle• E- Elevate ankle above heart for about 48hrs.
Treatment continued...- Isometric exercises-Full range of motionstretching/strengthening exercises astolerated-No splinting or casting-Weight bearing as tolerated
Prognosis• Recovery time depends upon the severity of the ankle sprain and possible accompanying injuries. But 2-3 weeks of rehabilitation should allow the ankle to be fully recovered.• Exercises should be started to maintain flexibility and strength when the swelling has resolved and the patient can walk without pain. http://goortho.net/img/plantar_flexion.gif
Works Cited"Ankle Sprain: Symptoms, Ankle Pain, Swelling, and More." WebMD. WebMD, 23 Dec. -0001. Web. 02 Oct. 2012.<http://www.webmd.com/pain-management/ankle-sprains>.Ligaments In Ankle. Digital image. Orland Park Otrhopedics. Orland Park Orthopedics, n.d. Web. 2 Oct. 2012.<http://www.orlandparkorthopedics.com/patient-education/ankle-sprains>."Sprained Ankle - OrthoInfo - AAOS." Sprained Ankle - OrthoInfo - AAOS. American Academy ofOrthopedic Surgeons, Sept. 2012. Web. 02 Oct. 2012. <http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm? topic=a00150>.
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