Ankle Sprain | Sports Most Common Injury | NEED A PHYSIO

Ankle Sprain

The Ankle Sprain is the most common type of athletic injury with research suggesting that ankle sprains account for 15-30% of all sports injuries. If you have ever played sports, go running/walking or ever taken a tumble, there is a good chance you have dealt with the “Sprained Ankle”.

Ankle Sprain – Common Symptoms

Symptoms of the sprained ankle may include

-Inability to weight bear on the affected ankle

-Ankle pain, which can be mild to severe

-Decreased range of motion at the ankle joint

-Swelling and inflammation

-Bruising

-A popping sound during the injury

-Instability of the ankle (in severe sprains)

What Can A Physiotherapist Do For You?

Physiotherapists are expertly trained when it comes to treating the ankle sprain and they have a multitude of experience in this injury, so come in to see us if you have sprained your ankle. Visiting one of your physiotherapists is the first stage to getting you back on the playing field.

Treatment may comprise some of the following:

  • Advice regarding RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)
  • Soft tissue massage
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Electrical therapy
  • Range of motion (ROM) exercises
  • Strength training
  • Gait training
  • Balance/Proprioceptive training
  • Taping
  • Activity modification advice
  • Return to activity program

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