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Treatment of sprained ankles by physiotherapists at professional soccer clubs.
  1. A M Leaman,
  2. D E Simpson
  1. Accident and Emergency Department, Royal Liverpool Hospital, England.


    Fifty-three physiotherapists working at professional soccer clubs responded to a postal questionnaire on the treatment of sprained ankles. Elevation, the application of ice and compression bandaging were commonly recommended for the first 24-48 hours followed by early mobilisation. A variety of other physiotherapy techniques were used and non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs commonly dispensed. The application of these techniques to routine casualty practice is considered.

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