In sports, with the pressure of strength and speed on the athletes’ bodies, injuries are unavoidable. In basketball, ankle injuries is most common and frequent injuries.
How is ankle injured?
Injury to ankles causes your legs to swell or bruise when slipping, falling, etc., but this level is more serious in basketball because you also know that basketball athletes must jump high to compete or score, and improperly landing will cause serious consequences.
The result of an ankle injury may cause your ligament to stretch (at levels 1 and 2) or worse, break or tear a ligament if this injury occurs in the 3rd layer. In cases of ligament damage, see a physician immediately for proper treatment, to avoid future injuries.
Treatment of injury to the ligament and ankle
Sports enthusiasts are no stranger to the R.I.C.E (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) method. The rope is the most effective treatment for the ankle or any part of it when it is inflamed. Bandages and Compression will help you reduce pain, and make you feel more comfortable.
- Rest: very important, it should be done immediately after being injured for two purposes. The first is to help avoid further damage to injured muscles, ligaments and other tissues. The second is to give the body the energy it needs to heal itself effectively
- Ice (ice): After injury, whether severe or mild, cold should be applied immediately even though this time makes the patient a little uncomfortable. Apply cold compresses with ice water into a small lump, place in a nylon bag, place the ice pack on the sprain after covering it with a thin layer of skin. However, it should be kept in mind that ice should not be applied for more than 15-20 minutes. Prolonged exposure to cold temperatures can damage your skin.
- Compression: a bandage that compresses a wound, sometimes it helps relieve pain.
- Elevation (lifted): Raises the wound to reduce swelling. Most effective is when you lift it up above your heart.