Ana’s Story / La historia de Ana

How she and her family learned about sports injuries.

Free bilingual fotonovela.

Graphic: Cartoon-style profile picture of an older man wearing a white coat. In the fotonovela, this is the doctor that treats Ana after she falls and hurts her knee.

Doctor Lopez’s word bubble: Treating sports injuries can be simple. When Ana sprained her knee, I told her to remember four steps:

  1. Rest
  2. Ice
  3. Compression
  4. Elevation 

For more information or to order this free fotonovela, please contact the NIAMS Information Clearinghouse at 877-226-4267 (TTY 301-565-2966) or visit

Graphic: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services logo.

Graphic: National Institutes of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, National Institutes of Health logo.

Last Reviewed: 09/11/2017