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.
Graston Technique is a form of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization. It is used in the treatment of soft tissue disorders such as tendinopathy, strains, sprains, and fasciopathy. This article discusses how Graston Technique/instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization works and which conditions it is used to treat.