Treatment of 2nd Degree Ankle Sprains

Case Study Full Name: Treatment and 2nd Degree Ankle Sprains Using Modalities Including Kinesio Tape By: Jayson M.Goo   Summary: Ankel sprains have been the bane of athletic trainers since the beginning of the profession. Garrick (1997) relates the importance of early mobilization, contrast baths, strength exercise, and on return to activity, prophilactic bracing. Traditionally (Trojian and McKeag, 1998) ankle sprains are treated with the RICE method. The treatment outlined in these case studies, is designed to facilitate the RICE method and reduce the amount of time lost from activities of daily living. The following two case studies  are presented as a stimulus to future research and treatment protocols   Discussion: This treatment protocol has provided our training room with significant improvement over the RICE method. It is important to note that symptom reduction between the day before return to play and the day the athlete returns is dramatic. Initially we thought the time spent with the athlete during the lymphedma massage it was a deciding factor. However when we used the same protocol on athletes without Kinesio Tape the time in which the athlete was returned to play increased. This protocol does not depend only on one particular modality. The combination of the different types of modalities with the Kinesio Tape reduces the time in which post-injury symptoms subside and are controlled. We have noted that when we don't use Kinesio Tape, the post-injury symptoms tend to abate at a slower rate. Through observation it seems that the effectiveness of the modalities is enhanced with the use of Kinesio Tape. The most significant result is that we have been successful in returning athletes to competition between 10 to 14 days with minimum loss of function. Further research needs to done on how much Kinesio Tape does or does not improve the effectiveness of various modalities.

Treatment of 2nd Degree Ankle Sprains

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