ANKLE INJURIES

While ankle pain can result from a large number of ankle and foot injuries, the most common ankle injuries are sprains involving ligaments and bones in the ankle.

Ankle Injuries

One of the most common injuries is the sprained ankle, often occurring when you roll over on your ankle. This is an injury to the lateral ligaments of the ankle. There are 3 primary ligaments that can be injured and the severity of injury depends on whether you have simply sprained or stretched one of the ligaments, or torn one or more of them.

It is essential that these injuries are managing properly within the first 72 hours in order to ensure a quick return to function. Depending on the severity, an X-ray or scan may be necessary, but in all cases it is important to follow the RICE regime: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Performing this acute management will ensure you keep the joint moving and allow the ankle ligaments to heal in the quickest possible fashion.

Physiotherapy is essential in accelerating a return to full fitness and will often involve use of the following treatments:

  • Massage
  • Joint mobilisation
  • Proprioceptive re-training
  • Electrotherapy
  • Strength and conditioning training
  • Taping

If you are in any doubt if you require physiotherapy for your sprained ankle, please make an appointment to come and see us.

Book your appointment today to see one of our specialists at the Fay Pedler Clinic.

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