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Ankle sprains: Overview

Ankle sprains are among the most common of injuries. When an ankle is twisted, the ligaments are overstretched. In the worst case, they might tear. Small blood vessels tear too, which is what causes the swelling around the ankle. Read about first aid for sprained ankles, the treatment options, and what can help stabilize the joint again.

Informed Health Online [Internet] - Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG).

Version: April 23, 2014

Wearing stockings to provide compression for the treatment of varicose veins

Evidence from randomised controlled trials is not sufficient to determine if compression stockings as the only and initial treatment are effective in managing and treating varicose veins in the early stages. Varicose veins are widened veins that twist and turn and are visible under the skin of the leg. They generally do not cause medical problems although many sufferers seek medical advice. Symptoms that may occur include pain, ankle swelling, tired legs, restless legs, night cramps, heaviness, itching and distress from their cosmetic appearance. Complications such as oedema, pigmentation, inflammation and ulceration can also develop. Compression stockings are often the first line of treatment and come in a variety of lengths, knee length to full tights, and apply different pressures to support the flow of blood in the veins.

Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: Plain Language Summaries [Internet] - John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Version: 2014

Osteosarcoma and Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma of Bone Treatment (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the treatment of osteosarcoma/malignant fibrous histiocytoma of bone.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: May 18, 2016

Late Effects of Treatment for Childhood Cancer (PDQ®): Patient Version

Expert-reviewed information summary about the health problems that continue or appear after cancer treatment has ended.

PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet] - National Cancer Institute (US).

Version: May 26, 2016

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