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  • R.I.C.E. is T.O.A.S.T. – Tactically Outdated Ankle Sprain Treatment

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    Decades ago the acronym “RICE”, short for Rest-Ice-Compression-Elevation, evolved into a soft tissue injury treatment protocol. Although general in theory, it became most closely associated with ankle injuries. Because ice is embodied in RICE, it became the focus of this therapy. “We’ve told athletes to use ice because we don’t want them to use heat,” […]

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  • Ankle Injury Fast Care – Winning the Beginning – Vol. 1

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    “The consequences of so many injuries are determined by what you do immediately after they occur”, is the quote of James G. Garrick, MD, a founding father in the world of sports medicine and a significant contributor to the medical literature on ankle injuries in sports.  These postings are a summation of decades of experience […]

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  • Ankle Injury Rapid Recovery – Details Make a Huge Difference – Vol. 2

    So far, you haven’t heard anything about R.I.C.E.. The problem with that acronym is the lack of detail with which it is presented. R.I.C.E. assumes swelling has occurred and range of motion is lost.  Preserving range of motion is the key to a rapid recover and is why preventing swelling is paramount. R.I.C.E. has no […]

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  • OverNight Ankle Care -The Fast Track to Bouncing Back – Vol. 3

    “Wouldn’t it be great if” begins many a thought provoking question that often leads to a spark of innovation, resulting in a new or improved solution to a given need.  With ankle injuries it might read as, wouldn’t it be great if the best immediate treatment for preventing swelling was also the best way to […]

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  • Ankle Injury Clinician and User Testimonials – Vol. 4

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    It’s a battle against time… The consequences of so many injuries are determined by what is done immediately after they occur. Ankle injuries are treated the same on the front end regardless of their severity. Preventing swelling is key to preserving motion and strength. Use of a proper focal compression wrap is the paramount measure. […]

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  • First Aid for Ankle Injuries – An Athletic Trainer’s Guide For Coaches – Vol. 5

    Rapid Recovery Ankle First Aid Ray Chronister, ATC (Retired) US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD Ankle injuries are the most common injuries in sports. For most, the three areas of concern are early management of swelling, proper rehabilitation of the muscle complex that controls normal joint function and prophylactic bracing upon return to activity. Specific tactics […]

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