Have you ever sustained an ankle injury? If you have, you’re certainly not alone.
Did you know that just about anyone and get an ankle injury from something as simple an awkward footstep or slightly losing your balance?
It’s no surprise that ankle injuries are extremely common as it is the second most injured joint that we see in the practice. With most of us walking a couple of million steps in our lifetime, how could this joint not be at risk of a substantial injury?
What makes matters worse is because the ankle does provide such a pivotal role in our everyday mobility, when injury strikes, it’s extremely difficult to recovery comfortably and to rest as much as you should.
When it comes to ankle sprains, they are generally split into two different types. The first is the most common, making up for around 80% of sprains. This is known as an inversion sprain. This is when the outer, or lateral, ligaments are stretched too much. Then there’s an eversion sprain, this is less common (only 10% of sprains) and pain occurs on the inside of the ankle and surrounding soft tissue.
For the more serious grades of ankle sprains and injuries, physiotherapy is often needed to fully rehabilitate the delicate soft tissues surrounding the ankle as well as the joint itself. In most cases, stabilising ligament structures are often torn when you injure your ankle. Because of this, long-term rehabilitation program is key to restore balance, strength and power and avoid the vicious cycle of recurrent strains.
Don’t ignore ankle pain – an early assessment and treatment from the team at Progressive Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy will help you recover faster.
When you come to the practice, your physiotherapist will get to know your history and take you through a thorough assessment process to get to the cause of your pain.
We may suggest an x-ray if a fracture is suspected.
Once we have an accurate picture of your condition we:
- talk to you about the best treatment options
- create a personalised rehabilitation program
- suggest exercises for you to do at home, and
- give you strategies to manage and minimise your pain.
Progressive Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy offers a range of treatments to get your ankles back in action sooner rather than later.
- Hands-on physiotherapy is often the best starting point to ease ankle pain
- Massage and stretching can be key
- Strapping to support the ankle and allow ligaments and tissues to heal
If you’ve recently suffered an ankle injury, or need an existing injury checked, contact Progressive Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy today on 47217798 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can make an online appointment booking by clicking here.