Ankle Sprain Treatment
Ankle sprain happens when we twist/ roll our ankle inwards. Our ankle joint is made up of several bones held together by a series of ligaments (LIGAMENTS are structure hold the joints together, they can stretch somewhat but will be injured/ tear when we overstretch them). When we sprain our ankle, one or two of the ligaments gets overstretched and this overstretching or tear is very painful. Depending on the force of the fall, the sprain and be mild or severe pain. Severe ankle sprain can take a lot longer to heal because the injury can now involve other structures other than the ligaments.
There are many different possible reasons for your ankle problem, thus it is important to get an accurate diagnosis of your ankle and consider our ankle pain treatment.
Treatment For Ankle Sprain
At BMJ Therapy, our complete sprained ankle treatment will include:
- Stiffness recovery programme
- Strengthening and proprioception exercises
- Arch and foot control
- Return to sports conditioning programme
- Brace and taping to prevent recurrence of the ankle sprain
A typical mild ankle sprain takes about 1 month to 6 weeks to return to your sports. A severe ankle sprain takes about 3 months or more.
Ankle Sprain Physiotherapy
The patient needs to regain the strength of the affected ankle. This is important because it will help to prevent further sprain. Each sprain there after tends to be worse and so it is imperative that we prevent further sprains.
Related Ankle and Foot Conditions
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