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Case Study On Ankle Dislocation

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Ankle Dislocation: Treatment, Rehab & Recovery Time
An ankle dislocation occurs when the bones that make up the ankle joint are moved from their normal positions. Learn about the rehab, treatment, and recovery time for this injury.
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Ankle Dislocation
I doubt you are a professional soccer player, basketball players, or any other type of professional athlete at risk for dislocating an ankle due to the physical demands of your sports such as jumping, kicking, and quickly pivoting (if you are, good for you!).
However, it does not require a person to be a professional athlete in order to dislocated an ankle. This type of injury can occur to anyone doing something as simple as walking around your house or jogging
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An easy way to do this is to sit in a chair and prop the injured ankle on another chair or stool.
The R.I.C.E. protocol should be followed every couple of hours for the first 3 days following an ankle dislocation, unless instructed otherwise by the doctor.
Rehab of an Ankle Dislocation
Following an ankle dislocation, it is usually recommended to not use or move the ankle for a specific time period determined by the doctor. This time frame will differ from person to person depending on the severity of the dislocation, location of the dislocation, health of the ankle prior to injury, and other factors.
Once a person is able to move their ankle, physical rehabilitation of the ankle can begin. Rehab usually starts with exercises to improve range of motion. Following a dislocation, the ankle joint is often rigid, stiff, and difficult to move. Therefore, a person will need to perform exercises that are designed to improve the range of motion of the ankle. Range of motion exercises for a dislocated ankle include:
• Dorsiflexion and Plantar Flexion-moving the foot directly up and down using the ankle joint
• Ankle Circles-Moving your toes in a circle using the ankle
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