Treatment Details

Sports injuries, ankle ligament injuries Treatment  

Sometimes the bends, jerks and quick movements can make injuries on ankle ligament during your sports practice. The best way of preventing sports injuries is to warm up the body properly before starting an exercise. Warm muscles become more flexible to perform a quick movement. After having an injury, the patient will need to follow the R.I.C.E. method for one day. R.I.C.E. stands for:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

Patients should discontinue their ankle movements and take proper rest. They can apply ice on the affected area, but should not apply directly one the wounds. Using a compression bandage and elevation method can reduce the pain and swelling.

In the case of severe pain, visible bumps or lumps or deformities, instability on the joint during weight-bearing; patients need emergency care. Severe injuries may require physical therapy and surgery. Sometimes minimal damage can develop into a severe injury if you left it untreated for a long time.