Soft tissue injuries- ankles

Posted on October 2, 2017 by admin
In Medical

Most   ankle injuries are soft tissue damage diagnosed at clinical examination.

X-Ray / Ultrasound/MRI   are only required if a fracture joint disruption or arthritis is suspected.

 

Initial treatment – usually for the first 8 hours

R est

I ce  – icepacks (wrap in cloth) 20 minutes 2 hourly during waking hours

C ompression firmly bandage the injured part

E legate the injured part

 

Avoid the following HARM in the first few days after injury

No Heat, No Alcohol, No Running No Massage