DID YOU KNOW..
The biggest mistake in ankle care happens in the the first minutes after an injury?
Delaying treatment awaiting diagnosis or seeking ice is THE biggest mistake in ankle first aid.
According to Dr. David Geier
"Lateral ankle sprains are among the most common injuries in competitive sports and recreational activities.
Many studies have shown that 10% to 30% of all athletic injuries are ankle injuries. In high-risk sports, ankle sprains account for 70% or more of all reported ankle injuries.
Ankle sprains are often only partially treated. More than 40% of ankle sprains are recurrent, and this can lead to chronic ankle instability (CAI) and ankle osteoarthritis."
Source: Sports Health, Published online December 28, 2015
Ankle First Aid
LEARN TO WRAP - A proper compression wrap is the most important first step in ankle injury first aid, not ice
WHEN TO SEE YOUR DOCTOR - Can’t stand on the injury? See a clinician ASAP, but, don’t delay treatment
HAVE A PLAN - Diagnosis of the injury’s severity doesn’t change the early treatment plan
DON'T WAIT - Delaying treatment awaiting a diagnosis or seeking ice is the BIG mistake
BE PREPARED - Keep an ankle care kit with you during increased activity or sports as the quality of the initial care is critical to rapid recovery
ONE MINUTE EXPERT CARE
The FirStep Kit makes this method fast, easy and convenient.
Two (2) skin safe, latex-free, self-adhering donut pads crafted from top quality closed cell, non-absorbent foam
One (1) heavy duty elastic wrap with Velcro hook closures
Simple instructions make for quick application to self or others in need.
You’ll be miles ahead on the road to a rapid recovery with a FirStep Kit in your bag.