Latest Sprain Stories

2008-12-19 18:49:09

The University of Mississippi has lost point guard Chris Warren for the rest of the 2008-09 basketball season because of a two torn left knee ligaments. The 5-foot-10 inch sophomore from Orlando, Fla., suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and a sprained medial meniscus ligament during the last play in Thursday night's 77-68 loss to ninth-ranked Louisville. During a layup, Warren, the Rebels' second-leading scorer, landed hard on the knee and had to be helped off the floor by training...

2008-07-07 12:00:48

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2006-08-23 14:26:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Holding an ice pack on a sprained ankle for no more than 10 minutes at a time is more effective for easing pain than icing for a longer stretch of time, researchers report. However, the either approach was effective for reducing swelling and improving joint function, the team found. Ice is one of the standard treatments for reducing pain and swelling after an ankle injury, but there is little scientific evidence for the best approach to using this...

2006-07-26 09:29:42

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A simple test -- basically standing on one leg with eyes closed -- can help identify whether or not an athlete is at risk of spraining an ankle, a new study shows. As many as one in five athletic injuries are due to ankle sprains, and disability from the injury can persist for up to six months, Drs. Thomas H. Trojian of the University of Connecticut Health Center in Hartford and D.B. McKeag of the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis note...

2006-01-05 09:27:54

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - With old man winter bearing down in Northern climes, the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) warns that falls on icy surfaces are a major cause of ankle sprains and fractures. And it's not just the elderly who run the risk of taking a spill on the ice. "Yes, it's very common for older people to slip and fall on the ice in winter, but pretty much everyone is vulnerable to slipping on ice in the winter time," Dr. Matthew...

2005-03-01 07:52:31

Patients with recurrent sprains need intense rehabilitation, study says HealthDay News -- Ankle sprains seem to boost the risk of developing painful osteoarthritis in the joint, new research suggests. The finding indicates that intensive rehabilitation is needed after chronic ankle instability or strains to help ward off the degenerative joint disease, according to the study authors. For years, experts have known that arthritis in the ankle often occurs after a fracture of the joint. But...

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