Grade 3 Ankle Sprain

Grade 3 Ankle Sprain

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Grade 3 Ankle Sprain

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What is Grade 3 Ankle Sprain?

Grade 3 ankle sprains are the most severe type of ankle sprain. They can result in a torn ligament, which is the soft tissue that connects one bone to another. If a person has a Grade 3 ankle sprain, they may need surgery to repair the torn ligament.

This type of injury is typically caused by trauma or a fall, but it can also result from repetitive stress on the ankle joint.

The symptoms include swelling, bruising, pain and difficulty putting weight on the ankle.

What are the types of Grade 3 Ankle Sprain?

Grade 3 Ankle Sprains are injuries to the ligaments in your ankle. The two most common types of Grade 3 Ankle Sprains are acute ligament tears and chronic ligament tears.

Acute Ligament Tears

These are the most common type of Grade 3 Ankle Sprain, and they occur when there is an injury to one or more of the ligaments in your ankle. The result is pain and swelling, as well as bruising.

Chronic Ligament Tears

Chronic Ligament Tears are less common than Acute Ligament Tears, but they can still be very serious. They occur over time from repeated stress on the ligaments around your ankle, such as from running or jumping on hard surfaces over time (such as concrete). Chronic Ligament Tears usually result in pain at rest, along with swelling and bruising.

What are the causes of Grade 3 Ankle Sprain?

The causes of Grade 3 Ankle Sprain are:

  • Sudden twisting or rotating of the ankle
  • Twisting the ankle while playing sports such as basketball or football
  • Ankle fracture on other parts such as the fibula or tibia (the bones that make up the lower leg)

What are the symptoms of Grade 3 Ankle Sprain?

Some common symptoms of a grade 3 ankle sprain include:

  • Pain in your ankle area
  • Swelling around your joint
  • Difficulty walking or moving around due to pain
  • Tenderness when you press on specific parts of your foot or ankle (this may indicate a fractured bone)
  • Injury to the ligament or tendon
  • Injury to other tissues, such as bone or cartilage
  • An underlying medical condition, such as arthritis or diabetes
  • Low levels of vitamin D

What are the risk factors for Grade 3 Ankle Sprain?

You may be more likely to develop a severe ankle sprain if you:

  • Are overweight or obese
  • Have had previous ankle sprains
  • Have flat feet (you don’t feel your feet when they’re on the ground)
  • Run, jump or play sports, especially on hard surfaces

Recommended Exercise

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What are the exercises for Grade 3 Ankle Sprain?

Grade 3 ankle sprains can be treated by doing exercises that strengthen the ankle and calf. The exercises are called circumduction, heel slides, ankle rotations, and heel raises.

  • Circumduction is moving your ankle in a circle while keeping your toes pointed straight ahead. Do this 10 times clockwise and 10 times counterclockwise.
  • Heel slides are done by standing on an elevated surface that is at least 2 inches high, like a step or curb. Move your foot forward slowly so that you can feel the pull in your calf muscles. Do this about 20 times for each foot every day for two weeks.
  • Ankle rotations are done by holding onto a chair or wall with one hand while moving your ankle in circles with the other hand behind you. Do this at least 20 times per foot every day for two weeks.
  • Heel raises are done by standing up straight and lifting yourself off of the floor as high as possible with only your heels touching it at all times (no toes!). Hold this position for 5 seconds before slowly lowering yourself back down again. Repeat this exercise 10 times for each foot every day for two weeks

What are the treatments for Grade 3 Ankle Sprain?

A grade 3 ankle sprain is a very severe injury, and you should seek medical attention immediately.

The treatment for a grade 3 ankle sprain depends on the severity of your injury. If it’s not too severe, then you can take care of it yourself by using an elastic bandage and elevating your foot above heart level for about 24 hours. If you think your injury is more severe than that, or if it doesn’t seem to be getting better after a few days of resting and icing, then it’s time to see a doctor.

If the doctor thinks that your injury is severe enough to warrant surgery, then they will operate on your ankle to repair any ligament damage and remove any damaged tissue. After surgery, they will put a cast on your leg and make sure that you stay off of it completely for several weeks while it heals properly.

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What brace is used for Grade 3 Ankle Sprain?

A short leg cast is used for Grade 3 Ankle Sprain.

The short leg cast is used when the ankle is sprained and the patient has some pain, but it is not severe.

The short leg cast will immobilize the foot and ankle, allowing them to heal properly.

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