|Posted on 10 January, 2022 at 23:00|
A sprained ankle is usually the result of landing on an uneven surface or twisting akwardly. A mild sprain will mean over stretching the soft tissues but when ligaments and tendons become injured your ankle requires physiotherapy assessment and rehabilitation.
Untreated ankle sprain can result in chronic ankle instability where recurrent injury is common and often people stop playing sport and being active as a result. Your physiotherapist can treat your pain and swelling in the acute stage, then progress you back to having a strong and stable ankle. Sometimes a more serious injury will require scans and perhaps surgery but conservative management is appropriate in most cases. If surgery is necessary intensive rehab post surgery will optimize your prognosis.