Posts tagged as: ankle sprain



4 Ways to Protect Ankle from Sprain

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If you’ve ever had a sprained ankle you know just how painful they can be. Sometimes they can feel as if you’ve broken bones or torn ligaments but all you’ve done is twisted, or sprained, the ankle severely. Once your ankle sprain has finally healed, you may be susceptible to reinjuring the ankle if you do not take a few precautions. Here are four ways you can protect your ankle from reinjuring it after you’ve healed from the ankle sprain itself. Wear a Brace If it’s only been a few weeks since you hurt your ankle, wearing a brace forRead more



How To Recover From A Sprained Ankle Fast

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Although a sprained ankle may not be a major injury, it could be quite a hindrance to daily activities and of course, sports would not be possible without further injuring the ankle. Depending on the severity of the sprain, recovery could take from 6 weeks to up to 4 months. However, with adequate rest, proper treatment and rehabilitation, the healing process could be sped up significantly. Symptoms Typically, an ankle sprain can be identified by the pain, swelling, stiffness and instability. A minor sprain involves a stretched ligament with slight tearing. The pain would not be too intense and itRead more



Common Ice Skating Injuries: Prevention & Treatment

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Ice skating injuries can be either acute or overuse injuries. Single skating tends to lead to overuse injuries while pairs suffer more acute injuries due to the nature of the different styles of skating – single skaters have no external support and have to use their full strength to maneuver the moves while pair skaters perform more dangerous stunts that can cause traumatic injuries. That said, repetitive stress from excessive training could cause any skater to suffer overuse injuries and a slip of technique in any kind of sports could result in traumatic injuries. Types of Common Ice Skating InjuriesRead more



4 Symptoms of a Hairline Fracture

General, Orthopaedic Injuries, Sports Injury     19

Hairline fractures or stress fractures are not easily detected or felt as compared to other types of fractures. Patients may sometimes feel tenderness at the affected area coupled with some swelling. These symptoms are further amplified during activities and will reduce with rest. Hairline fractures are actually tiny cracks in a bone resulting from overuse and are frequently observed in places where repetitive loads are encountered such as the ankle. Hairline fractures often occur during high impact sports and a few factors can influence it such as the duration of exercise, frequency of exercise as well as the intensity ofRead more



4 Most Common Gymnastics Injuries

Back Pain, Hand Pain, Heel Pain, Knee Pain, Spine Injury, Sports Injury     0

Gymnastics is a full body and physically demanding sport meant for all gender. Due to its stressful and challenging nature, risk of injuries are extremely high. Although most injuries are minor ones, some can be serious and life threatening! This risk is amplified when risky stunts are attempted. I will discuss some common Gymnastics injuries in this article. Wrist sprains The wrist is the most heavily used part of the body in Gymnastics. With the extreme twisting speed and jumps, the force acting on the wrist can be double of that of our body’s weight. Thus, the wrist is theRead more



5 Common Injuries Suffered by Dancers

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Dancing is a physical activity that is accompanied with a certain level or risk. Dancing is something that needs to be gradually built up from scratch and one cannot simply jump into it expecting to do something they have never tried. Proper warm up and stretching as well as cooling down exercises will need to be performed religiously before and after every session. Injuries can be career threatening to any dancer and it is important to take precautions to prevent them from happening. Meniscus Knee Tear Dancing requires a lot of jumping and knee twisting actions accompanied by sudden directionRead more



Possible Sports Injuries From Full Contact Martial Arts

Ankle Pain, Heel Pain, Joint Pain, Knee Pain, Sports Injury     0

Many people around the world participate in martial arts. There are 3 types of martial arts namely the light, medium and full contact martial arts and as the names suggest, each differs in the amount of body contact involved. Martial arts have many benefits to it, most prominently are the health benefits as well as the coordination between various parts of the body, body balance and flexibility. However, as with all kinds of full contact sports, there are injuries that are associated with it. Facial Laceration Facial lacerations are the most common injuries sustained from full contact martial arts. TheyRead more