Ankle Sprains

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  • Causes Of An Ankle Sprain

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    an Ankle Sprain? An ankle sprain is the most common of all ankle injuries. The sprain occurs when the ligaments surrounding the ankle joint are stretched beyond their ability, they can't withstand the force and end up tearing. The tear can be minor or major and the recovery time depends on the degree of severity of the sprain. How does this injury occur? The most common cause of an ankle sprain is application of weight on the foot when it is either in a inverted or everted position. An ankle sprain

  • Ankle Sprains Overview

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    PT Rehabilitation Plan Ankle Sprains Overview Ankle sprains have three degrees of injury ranging from 1-3. The level of the ankle sprain is determined by the amount that the ligament is torn or stretched. A grade one sprain is categorized as a slight stretching and damage to the fibers of the ligament. A grade 2 sprain is characterized as partial tearing of the ligament and abnormal laxity of the ankle. A grade 3 sprain is characterized by complete tear of the ligament if it can be pushed or

  • Causes Of Ankle Sprains

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    million people visit a physician for ankle injuries. In sports, 10 to 30 percent of athletes suffer from ankle sprains. Ankle sprains will be further investigated through five topics. The five topics on ankle sprains will be a clear definition with causes, the different types, prevention, treatment, and ankle sprains in sports…………………….. BODY Now, a clear definition of what an ankle sprain is and the causes of ankle sprains will be given. An ankle sprain happens when a ligament is either stretched

  • Ankle Sprains for the Dancer

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    Ankle Sprains for the Dancer Ankles are one of the many body parts that have the highest incidence of injury by the performance of dance. Ankle sprains are one of the most common sprains occurring to the dancer. Even though structurally the ankle may be considered a moderately strong joint, it is subject to sudden twists, especially when the dancer steps on some irregular surface. Serious injury occurring to joints or bones result initially from impact forces, with carelessness and fatigue

  • Sports Medicine Ankle Sprains

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    Sports Medicine Ankle Sprains The most common type of ankle injury is a sprain. A sprain is stretching and tearing of ligaments (fibrous bands connecting adjacent bones in a joint.) There are many ligaments around the ankle and these can become damaged when the ankle is forced into a postion not normally encountered. The most frequently seen sprain occurs when weight is applied to a foot which is on an uneven surface, and the foot "rolls in" (inversion). Because the sole of the foot is pointing

  • Inversion Sprained Ankle Essay

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    Inversion Ankle Sprains An inversion sprained ankle is one of the most common injuries caused by sports and can be very frustrating for a coach and the athlete. The ankle is the most common joint injured in athletics especially basketball, football and cross country running. You don't have to be an athlete or even a "weekend warrior" to twist your ankle and hurt it. Something as simple as walking on an uneven surface can cause a painful, unbearable sprain. A sprained ankle refers to soft tissue

  • Research paper

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    Ankle sprains are one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries and are especially relevant at all level of sport.1 Of all sports, the incidence of ankle sprain is higher in volleyball considering its non-contact nature.2 The most common ankle sprain occurs on the lateral or outside part of the ankle.3 Reports estimate that ankle sprains account for approximately 24% to 54% of all sport-related injuries and 23,000 persons get them per day in the United States.4 Lateral ankle sprain occurs when

  • Common Football Injury Essay

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    such as sprained ankles, dislocated shoulders, concussions, broken arms, and fractured knees. Goldbert et al. (75) relays that a sprain occurs when the ligaments around the ankle joint are stretched, twisted or torn. Ligaments connect bones and cartilage around a joint, keeping the bone stable. Sprains usually happen when a player 's whole body weight is suddenly pressed on the outer ligament of the ankle. In minor sprains, the ligament may just be stretched, but more serious sprains can result in the

  • Softball Injury Issues

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    not a contact sport, some of the issues include injuries. Since 1887 softball has been a sport many enjoy to participate in. During these times the equipment was not as safe as it is now days. Some injuries that are the most common to occur are ankle sprains, concussions, overuse injuries, knee injuries, and shoulder injuries. Injuries are an issue because they can result a player not being able to play and having to sit out until the injuries are cleared by a doctor. Injuries do have a prevention

  • Essay On Ankle Instability

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    Functional ankle instability is described as the tendency of the foot to ‘give way’.1 Functional instability (FI) is defined as the subjective feeling of ankle instability or recurrent, symptomatic ankle sprains (or both) due to proprioceptive and neuromuscular deficits.2 Individuals reporting giving way in the absence of a mechanical deficit are usually classified as having FAI.Incidents of the ankle “giving way”, is reported in 40% to 60% of individuals who suffer at least one ankle sprain. 3,12,16,19