Pathologies

Sprains

Ankle sprains are a very common injury. Depending on their of severity, they generally resolve within a few weeks or months with proper treatment.

Cause

A sprain occurs when one or more of the ligaments stabilizing the ankle joint become stretched to varying degrees. In the vast majority of cases this tends to result from a forced internal twisting movement of the foot. When the ligaments are stretched beyond their limit, they may partially or completely tear.

 

Treatment

The treatment of a sprain most commonly involves following an immobilization protocol with a splint or brace, and complying with RICE principles: rest, ice, compression, elevation. If the ankle has residual instability, an in-depth examination will be performed to determine whether a different treatment, whether conservative or operative, should be considered.

 

We are happy to share with you our next medical event ‘’Ulcères: qu'en faire? Approche holistique des traitements en 2023’', which will take place on the 4th of march 2023.

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