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Health Tip: Ice a Sprained Ankle

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(HealthDay News) -- A sprained ankle involves a stretched or torn ligament near the joint. Experts often suggest icing the ankle to ease pain and reduce swelling.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these guidelines for icing a sprained ankle:Fill a plastic bag with crushed ice and apply it to the ankle. But first, cover the ankle with a thin, damp cloth.To create an ice slush bath, add water and ice to a large bucket, immersing your foot until the skin feels numb.For an ice...

(HealthDay News) -- A sprained ankle involves a stretched or torn ligament near the joint. Experts often suggest icing the ankle to ease pain and reduce swelling.

The American Academy of Family Physicians offers these guidelines for icing a...

Stiff Ankles Tied to Young Athletes' Painful Knees

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By Adam Marcus

New York (Reuters Health) - Young basketball and volleyball players' chances of developing a painful condition called jumper's knee may hinge on how far they can flex their ankles, say Swedish researchers.

Teenagers at a junior elite basketball camp who were less able to flex their feet upward at the start of the study had up to a 30 percent risk of developing patellar tendinopathy -- pain below the kneecap -- over the next year, compared to a two percent risk in young...