In this post, we will discuss everything an ultimate frisbee player needs to know about ankle sprains including what ligaments are injured, when x-rays are needed, and how ankle sprains are commonly treated.
Ankle sprains are a very common injury. The most common mechanism is called an inversion sprain, where the foot rolls in. The RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) has been a standard for treating ankle sprains. More recent research has pointed to the MEAT method (Mobilization, Exercise, Analgesics, and Treatment) as a more effective treatment method. This post will discuss the different treatment methods for ankle sprains.