A twenty-one year old female, basketball player experienced an ankle sprain by accidentally stepping on another player’s foot. The player was going up to make a shot landed on the opponents foot when she came back down, which made her ankle invert. The head athletic trainer evaluated her then taped her ankle to provide support and keep the swelling to a minimum at that time, so the player could return to play. Immediately after the game, the player’s ankle was iced down to control the swelling and was receiving NSAID’s to help with the pain or discomfort she was feeling. The player was referred to the team physician for x-rays and MRI to help rule out fractures. Treatment was started to help relieving the swelling and pain.
The common injury around the foot is an ankle sprain. This injury occurs when the ankle is rolled, twisted or turned in a weird or awkward way. This can make the ligaments that hold the bones together to stretch or pull. These ligaments help to stabilize the joint to prevent excessive or unconscionable amounts of movement. As said before, sprains mostly occur when the ligaments, on the outerside of the ankle, are forced beyond or over the normal range of motion. The treatment of this injury depends mostly on the harshness that has been done to the ligaments. A Medical evaluation may help learn about how bad the sprain is to the ligaments in the ankle. To know if there has been a sprain in the ankle, the signs are: pain when weight bearing, swelling and sometimes bruising that restricts
Bright lights shine down onto the gym floor and the crowd is on their feet. The ball is moved down the court in the players right hand. Seconds are left on the shot clock. The player crosses onto the other side of the court. His expression calm, like the pressure of 1000 tons that weighs on his shoulders at this moment is nothing. He approaches the defender and crosses the ball to his left hand staring down his opponent. At this moment it is him and the defender. Everything is quiet and everyone's focus is on this match-up that would decide the game. The players suddenly rushes towards the basket. The defender stumbles backward off-balance. The player stops on a dime. 3! He takes his time 2! and shoots the ball towards the hoop. The ball 1! has perfect spin as it approaches the hoop. Swish. 0! The buzzer goes off and pandemonium explodes into existence. Nobody notices that the hero is on the ground writhing in pain.
Lateral ankle sprain can be define from mechanical prospective as an excessive supination of the rearfoot during an externally rotated lower leg soon after initial contact of the rearfoot in walking or landing from a jump1,2. A breakdown of injuries according to the anatomical location revealed that 61.9% of the injuries were to the lower quarter and the ankle accounted for 12.4% of those injuries3. Two millions acute ankles sprain occur each year in the United States , and that costs the health care system around 2 billion dollars4,5. The effect of LAS is not limited to the health care only, there is a considerable time lost to injury and disability in up to 60% of patient and 25% of patient unable to attend work for at least one week 6,7,8.
A sprain is where there is a tear in the ligaments. For example if you roll your ankle while running this would cause a tear in your ligaments resulting in a sprained ankle.
Great interventions. Ankle sprains can be very painful regardless the degree. Administer pain medication and prevent weight-bearing can be very helpful. “The importance of allowing the ligaments to heal, regaining full range of motion, strength, and balance prior to returning to activity must be emphasized to patients” (Chinn & Hertel, 2010). Crutches and immobilized the affected ankle site are out most important interventions to provide comfort and to promote healing. It would be important to teach these patients to elevate their leg when they sit down for good blood circulation. Also, they have to be taught if the pain is nor reduce and the swelling is not decreased with seven days to seek medical intervention
In the event of a cricketer spraining their ankle, they need to have pain-free range of movement concerning the affected area, have a competent degree of mobility, able to complete pre/post tests, able to perform basic movements and skills in Cricket, (running, bowling, batting), They must also have full flexibility, proprioception awareness & aerobic endurance, they must be able to invert and evert their ankle, and also use plantar and dorsiflexion in the process of fast bowling.
Through all of the injuries there are some that are more common than others. One injury that is very common is ankle sprains. In cheerleading you need to have a lot of balance and flexibility. Although some people need
There are many ways to cause an ankle injury. Twisting or rolling an ankle can create ankle injuries. Tripping over something or falling down can also cause ankle injuries. There are many ways to tell if an ankle is broken. These symptoms are severe pain, swelling, colored bruising, unable to put any weight on it, or dislocation. If someone has these symptoms, they should go see a physician. “The incidence of ankle fractures is approximately 187 fractures per 100,000 people each year” (U.S. National Library of Medicine). There are approximately seven billion people on this planet. On average, there are 13,090,000 ankle fractures every year. There are many different types of ankle
Assuming you now have a sprained ankle, whether it be from sports or just everyday life, it really doesn't matter. You need to heal your ankle with a good ankle treatment program that works. Okay, so when it comes to a sprained ankle, there are a few main ankle treatment options. First, there is rest and ice. It is known as R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compression, elevation). This is the least proactive method available to you. You basically just rest and ice your ankle until you can walk again. There are a huge number of problems with this treatment, because it does absolutely nothing to actually heal your ankle. Plus, it is now understood that ice is only effective for the first two days. After that, you are only effectively helping your ankle from rest.
Damaged ligaments are also referred to as “sprains”. They are graded on a scale of 1 to 3 in relation to the severity of injury. Grade one sprains is a mildly damaged ligament that has a slight stretch, resulting in some pain, discomfort and minimal loss of function, but no abnormal motion. Grade two sprains are ligaments that stretch to a point where it is loose, causing a partial tear. Pain, swelling, instability and moderate loss of function are common symptoms. Grade three sprains are complete ligament tears, causing severe instability, inevitable loss of rand of movement, and extreme pain and swelling. (Lee, 2015)
In this clip, it appears that Aaron Brooks from the Houston Rockets suffered aAnterior Talofibullar Ligament inversion sprain. Brooks' was attempting to shoot a half court shot in the final seconds of the first half of the basketball game. Upon Brooks' returning from the air, re-establishing contacts with the ground, Brooks' left foot landed in planter flexion position on the anterior portion of the San Antonio Spurs player's right foot. His left ankle then went in to an inversion position, which subsequently led to him spraining his ankle. Upon Brooks' foot being planted on the San Antonio Spur's player's foot, is when the inversion sprain occurred.
• Gross anatomy of the ankle joint also known as the Talocrural joint, the ankle is a hinge joint meaning it has many ranges of movement allowing people to produce a variety of motor skills within sport. The movement available at the ankle includes dorsiflexion, plantarflexion, Inversion, Eversion, Pronation, Supination. Another joint at the ankle is the subtalar joint, this is located at the meeting point of the talus and calcaneus and the purpose of this joint is to enable you to twist your body while your foot remains planted on the ground and provides shock absorbers as your feet hit the ground. • Anatomical Systems in football: An Essay for strength and conditioning coaches.