The lateral ligaments of an ankle are most likely to be damaged in sprained ankles. A complete rehabilitation program for a lateral ankle sprain can mean the difference between a fully healed ankle and a more serious sprain down the road. Chronic lateral ankle pain can develop after a sprain as well.
As a medical professional, you know that any ankle sprain should be taken seriously - no matter how seemingly insignificant of an injury the patient thinks it is. But what are the varying degrees of severity, and what do they mean for your patient?
Playing sports, walking downstairs, running outside on icy ground, even just going out to grab the mail - these are just a few of the many ways people sprain their ankles. In fact, about 25,000 people in the United States sprain their ankle every day according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
Athletes, children, adults, and senior citizens are affected by this common injury. Most of the time, ankle sprains are not considered serious. The next time you or a patient has a sprained ankle, however, you may want to change how you think about ankle sprains.
As the most common form of arthritis, Osteoarthritis (OA) affects 33.6% (12.4 million) adults over 65 years old according to the CDC. The majority of cases affect the knee joint. Symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knee can vary from patient to patient, but common presentations are pain, swelling, stiffness, limited joint mobility, and potential formation of bone spurs.
There are the basic methods for treating Knee Pain and Osteoarthritis, but many physical therapists and medical professionals have been seeing great results with another solution: aquatic therapy.
Green Bay Packers' Lambeau Field, hosting its 59th season of football this year, is arguably one of the most distinguished stadiums in the country. Their recently completed, five-year expansion showcases this stunning hydrotherapy room.