Do you know how to treat an ankle sprain?

Common symptoms associated with an ankle sprain are pain with swelling and bruising. The degree of symptoms tends to correlate well with the extent of the damage to these ligaments. Grade I ankle sprains cause stretching of the ligament. The symptoms tend to be limited to pain and swelling. Most patients can walk without crutches, but may not be able to jog or jump. A grade II ankle sprain is more severe partial tearing of the ligament. There is usually more significant swelling and bruising caused by bleeding under the skin. Patients usually have pain with walking, but can take a few steps. Grade III ankle sprains are complete tears of the ligaments. The ankle is usually quite painful, and walking can be difficult. Patients may complain of instability, or a giving-way sensation in the ankle joint. If you do have significant symptoms following a sprained ankle, you should seek medical attention. Signs that should raise concern include: 1) Inability to walk on the ankle, 2) Significant swelling, 3) Symptoms that do not improve quickly or persist beyond a few days, and 4) Pain in the foot or above the ankle. The early treatment of an ankle sprain is the “RICE” method of treatment. If you are unsure of the severity of your ankle sprain, talk to your doctor before beginning any treatment or rehab. Once you’ve consulted with your physician consider stabilizing the ankle joint with an ankle brace or cam walker depending on the severity of the injury. Here are 3 product suggestions to consider:

For a grade 1 sprain consider the Bird & Cronin F8X Ankle Brace: 

For grade 2 sprains consider the Bledsoe Axiom Ankle Brace:

For grade 3 sprains consider the DonJoy MaxTrax Air Walker:

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