Common Symptoms of Ankle Strain
You may experience pain often getting worse when you move your ankle. With a severe sprain, your ankle and foot may not be able to bear weight. You may also have some swelling and bruising, making it difficult to move your foot. Your ankle may feel unstable; It may even look and feel like it’s broken.
If your ankle gets swollen and painful after you twist it, you have most likely sprained it. This means you have stretched and possibly torn the ligaments in your ankle. Some people with repeated or severe sprains can develop long-term joint pain and weakness. Treating a sprained ankle can help prevent ongoing ankle problems.
What causes ankle pain/injury?
Ankle injury is usually caused by rapid shifting movement with your foot planted, such as when you play soccer or get tackled in football. Often the ankle rolls outward and the foot turns inward. This causes the ligaments on the outside of the ankle to stretch and tear.
How can physiotherapy and rehabilitation help to relieve ankle pain/injury?
It is essential that these injuries are treated by experienced physiotherapist within the first 72 hours in order to ensure a quick return to function. At Profusion Rehab, our specialists will help you through the following treatment modalities help your ankle recover as quickly as possible:
- Ultrasound Therapy.
- Oedema massage.
- Joint mobilization.
- Strength and conditioning training.
- Therapeutic/Kinesio Taping.