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Ankle Sprains Galway

 

An ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries obtained in sport. It describes damage to the soft tissue structures around the medial and lateral ankle (mainly ligaments). It occurs when athletes turn sharply on their ankle usually on uneven surfaces, stressing the ligaments that stabilise the ankle joint resulting in pain, swelling and stiffness. The most common ligament sprained is the Anterior Talo-fibular ligament (ATFL) which joins the fibula to the talus on the lateral aspect of the ankle (i.e the bottom of the leg to the ankle).  The treatment for an ankle sprain is RICE (Rest Ice Compression Elevation), soft tissue massage, electrotherapy, joint mobilisation, taping, an exercise program to improve flexibility and strength, advice and education.

 

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