Treatment Options for Ankle Sprains

Ankle Sprain Treatment Options

Physio can help treat your sprained ankle by strengthening your muscles, reducing swelling and tightness, and increasing your joint mobility.

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Methods & Treatments for Ankle Sprain

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Ankle Sprain FAQs

If the injured area is unusually painful, you may want to see your physiotherapist. We want to rule out fractures and reduce the risk of reoccurring sprains. Constant aching, night pain, and inability to bear weight could be signs of a fracture. But you should see a physician before self-diagnosing and panicking. 

This all depends on the severity of the injury, but most sprains require 2-6 weeks to heal. Our goals are to control inflammation, regain strength and range of motion, and restore muscle control and endurance levels before returning to sports or everyday life.

An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more of the ligaments in your ankle. Treatment includes resting your ankle, applying ice, compression and elevation (RICE), and taking over-the-counter pain relief if needed. If your ankle is severely swollen or you can’t bear weight on it, see a doctor.

There are three grades of ankle sprains. Grade 1 ankle sprains are light injuries that usually allow the return to sport in 2-3 weeks. Grade 2 sprains involve greater injury to the ligament and can take up to 4-6 weeks to allow a full return to sport. Grade 3 sprains are more severe and often involve full tearing of the ligament and possible bone fracture.

An ankle sprain is a common injury that can occur when you fall or twist your ankle. Symptoms of an ankle sprain include pain, swelling, and stiffness. A sprained ankle occurs when the ligaments are forced beyond their normal range of motion and therefore are not able to properly stabilize the ankle.

An ankle sprain is an injury where the ligaments that support the ankle get overly stretched or torn. Ankle sprains can happen when you twist your ankle, when you land awkwardly after a jump, or when you wear high heels. Symptoms of an ankle sprain include pain, swelling, and difficulty walking.