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<br /> Support Guide<br /> MANAGING<br /> ANKLE<br /> SPRAINS<br /> POWERING MOTION™<br /> COMMON<br /> ANKLE INJURIES<br /> ACUTE ANKLE SPRAIN<br /> An ankle sprain occurs when the foot suddenly twists or rolls and forces the<br /> ankle out of its normal position. In addition to pain, you may experience swelling,<br /> bruising, and additional discomfort when you try to put weight on your foot.<br /> There are several levels of ankle sprain:<br /> Grade I Sprain (Mild)<br /> • Slight stretching and microscopic tearing of the ligament fibers<br /> • Mild tenderness and swelling around the ankle<br /> Grade II Sprain (Moderate)<br /> • Partial tearing of the ligament<br /> • Moderate tenderness and swelling around the ankle<br /> • When the ankle moves in certain ways, there is an abnormal looseness<br /> of the ankle joint<br /> Grade III Sprain (Severe)<br /> • Complete tear of the ligament<br /> • Significant tenderness and swelling around the ankle<br /> •<a title="RP20-MKT00-10365-RevA-Ankle-Sprain-Patient-Education-Guide_r2 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ec7bae6e?page=1"> Support Guide MANAGING ANKLE SPRAINS PO</a> <a title="RP20-MKT00-10365-RevA-Ankle-Sprain-Patient-Education-Guide_r2 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ec7bae6e?page=2"> COMMON ANKLE INJURIES ACUTE ANKLE SPRAIN An ankle</a> <a title="RP20-MKT00-10365-RevA-Ankle-Sprain-Patient-Education-Guide_r2 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ec7bae6e?page=3"> CHRONIC ANKLE INSTABILITY Chronic ankle instabili</a> <a title="RP20-MKT00-10365-RevA-Ankle-Sprain-Patient-Education-Guide_r2 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ec7bae6e?page=4"> MANAGING YOUR ANKLE SPRAIN Immediately after inju</a> <a title="RP20-MKT00-10365-RevA-Ankle-Sprain-Patient-Education-Guide_r2 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ec7bae6e?page=5"> ANKLE SPRAIN TREATMENT PLANS Most ankle sprains c</a> <a title="RP20-MKT00-10365-RevA-Ankle-Sprain-Patient-Education-Guide_r2 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ec7bae6e?page=6"> COLD THERAPY TREATMENT Cold therapy can help mana</a> <a title="RP20-MKT00-10365-RevA-Ankle-Sprain-Patient-Education-Guide_r2 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ec7bae6e?page=7"> BRACING </a> <a title="RP20-MKT00-10365-RevA-Ankle-Sprain-Patient-Education-Guide_r2 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ec7bae6e?page=8"> SURGICAL TREATMENT Severe or chronic ankle sprai</a> <a title="RP20-MKT00-10365-RevA-Ankle-Sprain-Patient-Education-Guide_r2 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ec7bae6e?page=9"> POST-OP CARE Exercise is an important part of th</a> <a title="RP20-MKT00-10365-RevA-Ankle-Sprain-Patient-Education-Guide_r2 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/ec7bae6e?page=10"> For more information and solutions to manage pain</a>