Frequently Asked Questions
Are ankle sprains common?Yes, they account for about 75% of all musculoskeletal injuries experienced during sporting activities. Ankle sprains can also be a recurring problem at a rate of approximately 40% in the sporting population.
SportVis™ has been specifically designed to manage pain and optimise recovery of first and second degree ankle sprains.
What are the current available options?R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) standard of care is commonly advised.
NSAIDs can also be administered but they are known to have systemic side effects. Both R.I.C.E. and NSAIDs do not provide functional and local treatment to your ankle sprain.
SportVis™ provides functional and local treatment of your ankle sprain.
SportVis™ will also provide you with a shorter period of R.I.C.E.
therapy and limit pain and inflammation.
Why should I ask for SportVis™?SportVis™ was not created to rule out R.I.C.E. standard of care. Instead, SportVis™ was designed to enhance the results of recovery and is meant to be used concomitantly with R.I.C.E.
Due to the properties of sodium hyaluronate, SportVis™ can help relieve pain without systemic side effects and limiting inflammation without retarding the repair process.
How do I regain my full abilities?After your full 2 injection treatment of SportVis™ with continued R.I.C.E. standard of care, you will be advised to strengthen your ankle through simple exercises. Use pain to be a guidance of how much movement can be achieved. Do not try to tolerate the pain and force your ankle to obtain complete range of motion immediately.
There are a range of specific exercises for ankle sprains. Please consult your physician or physiotherapist for more details.