BETWEEN EDEMA AND ANKLE RANGE OF MOTION AFTER ANKLE SPRAIN
C 1, 2, Papadopoulos C 2,
Noussios G 2, Natsis K 3
Hospital of Veria,
Laboratory of Sport Biomechanics, Serres, Aristotle
University of Thessaloniki,
School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
INTRODUCTION. The sprains are
the commonest injury of the ankle. The main symptoms of acute ankle
sprains are the pain, the swelling and the restricted range of movement
of the ankle. The aim of this study is to evaluate the correlation
between ankle edema and the range of movement of the ankle.
Nineteen young people, 14 men and 5 women, 17 to 32 years old, with
acute grade I or grade II ankle sprain were evaluated. The treatment
was common for all of them. It included intermittent cryotherapy and
elevation for the first 3 days, and although bandage and rest for 10
days. The edema, the pain and the passive and active movement, were
evaluated on the 1st, 3rd and 10th day following the injury. A tank was
used for the pre and post treatment volumetric measurements; the
VAScale was used for the evaluation of the pain and an expandable
goniometer (Gollehon) for the movement of the ankle.
There was not found significant correlation between volume of ankle
edema and active or passive range of movement. It was found correlation
between pain and range of movement of the ankle.