An inversion ankle sprain, the most common type of ankle sprain, occurs when the lateral or outside ankle ligaments are stretched. This injury can occur in practically any situation from landing on an opponent's foot during a basketball game to merely stepping off a curb. Either of these situations can cause the foot to roll onto the outside of the ankle and stress the ligaments. Common symptoms include pain in the outer part of the ankle, swelling, ecchymosis (bruising), tenderness, and decreased range of motion.
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What is an inversion ankle sprain?
National Academy of Sports Medicine answered
How soon can I play sports after an ankle sprain?
For minor ankle sprains that you are able to walk on without any difficulty, they usually resolve in several days to weeks. Generally, the swelling should be down, and your range of motion should be identical to the opposite side before you resume sports activities. Also, you should be able to run without any pain or discomfort. You should also ice your ankle after your first few times back on the field. If healing takes longer than you would like, you could always get into some physical therapy to help accelerate the process.
What are tips for when my child wears the clubfoot brace?
Tips for Wearing the Brace
• Play with your child while they are in the brace as you normally would.
• Make wearing the brace a part of your routine each day.
• Never use lotions or powders on blisters or red areas.
If the brace seems too loose or too tight:
• Try tightening or loosening the harness one hole at a time.
• Wear thinner or thicker socks.
• Use 40 inch round shoe laces.
• Remove the tongue of the shoes.
• If none of the above works, call your doctor or the orthotics department.
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