Get an assessment with one of our Physiotherapists! There are a number of ligaments and structures that could be damaged. Assessment is vital for optimal rehabilitation.
How long will it take to get better?
Recovery time is usually dependent on severity of the injury and whether other structures are involved.
Ligament sprains can be classified into 3 Grades. Grade 1 being a minor sprain, with Grade 3 being a complete rupture of the ligament.
Assessment by your Physiotherapist is vital to assess what Grade your ankle sprain is, how many ligaments are damaged, and whether there are other bony or soft tissue damage that has occurred.
What can a Physiotherapist do for me?
Once the damage has been assessed, the Physiotherapist will identify the key areas of treatment and construct a rehabilitation/treatment plan.
Depending on the stage of your pathology treatment may include any of the following:
- Activity modification
- Manual therapy to decrease pain and restore normal movement
- Specific and progressive therapeutic exercise program focusing on balance and strength
- Sport/activity specific rehabilitative exercises.
- Other modalities such as hot or cold packs, or dry needling
- Sports technique correction (may need input from an experienced coach)
- Referral for imaging studies or to other health practitioners if indicated