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A Foot and Ankle Sprain

A sprain occurs when there is damage to a ligament. This differs from a strain, which is an injury to a muscle or tendon. Ligament...
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Long-Term Effects of a Sprained Ankle

Ankle sprains are among the most common injuries of the lower leg. Ankle sprains occur when one or more ligaments surrounding the ...
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Strengthening the Ligaments of the Neck

Neck pain is a common complaint; over 50 percent of people complain of neck pain during the course of a year, according to the Uni...
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How to Walk on a Healed Sprained Ankle

A sprained ankle makes you realize how much you take walking for granted. Being able to move around normally once the ankle heals ...
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How Long Should You Wait to Exercise a Sprained Ankle?

If you start ankle exercises too soon or progress exercises too fast following an ankle sprain, you could cause more damage and de...
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Walking Boots for Sprained Ankles

When you have a sprained ankle, immobilization is key in the healing process, and walking boots of all kinds have been shown to be...
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Aching Ankles From Basketball

Achiness in the ankles while playing basketball can occur abruptly from a sudden injury or develop gradually over time, and it can...
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What to Do for a 2-Year-Old With a Sprained Ankle

A sprained ankle is not a common injury for toddlers since a young child’s ligaments are stronger than bone. However, sprain...
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Exercises for an LCL Sprain

The lateral collateral ligament, or LCL, runs along the outer side of the knee, connecting the femur to the fibula. It is one of t...
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How to Diagnose a Big Toe Sprain

You can sprain your big toe while playing sports, dancing or simply stubbing it. Known as “turf toe” among professiona...
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