Demostration outline - to use the sprain joint. 3) Icing...

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Kamal Patel Professional Communications, Bryant I) Properly healing a sprain A) Background 1) Sprain- over-strain or wrench a ligament in a particular joint. 2) 4 degrees of sprains: A) 1 st degree: minor tear or stretch, should be fine in a day. B) 2 nd degree: tear in ligament, followed by pain and swelling. Healing time is anywhere from 1-4 weeks C) 3 rd degree: is a completely ruptured ligament. May need surgery, takes 2-4 months for healing. D) 4 th degree: complete rupture along with small fractures. Takes surgery and 3-6 months. 3) Symptoms along with ligament damage: inflammation, localized pain, swelling, loss of function, loss of normal limb function, elasticity of ligament will decrease. B) Healing process 1) Always follow R.I.C.E- Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation
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2) As soon as a sprain occurs, u should elevate the sprained location, and have it compressed, which limits the swelling. Followed by icing. Never try
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Unformatted text preview: to use the sprain joint. 3) Icing should be done in increments of 15 minutes. 15 minutes on, 15 minutes off. 4) Resting should be done until completely healed, early usage of joint may reinjure the joint. 5) Elevation is a great way to reduce the swelling. It decreases the blood pressure in the injured area so less swelling occurs. C) Types of wraps and band-ages. 1) Based on location on sprain. 2) Different sizes of band-ages. 3) Wrap in a conventional number 8 style, followed by overlap D) Sprain Prevention: 1) Wearing wraps and braces. Allows less movement of joint and keeps ligaments in place. 2) Warming up and stretching. 3) The best way to prevent sprains is maintaining strength and flexibility. Physical conditioning can serve as the best medicine....
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This note was uploaded on 01/05/2012 for the course COMM com taught by Professor Bob during the Spring '11 term at St. Louis College of Pharmacy.

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Demostration outline - to use the sprain joint. 3) Icing...

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