Ankle Sprain

Ankle Sprain


An ankle sprain is a common injury that occurs when the ligaments supporting the ankle are stretched or torn. This can result from a sudden twist or roll of the ankle. Ankle sprains can range from mild to severe, and the recovery time depends on the severity of the injury.

Symptoms of Ankle Sprains:

Pain or tenderness in the affected area
Swelling or bruising
Difficulty putting weight on the affected foot
Stiffness or weakness in the ankle
Instability or a feeling of the ankle giving way

Diagnosis and Assessment:

A physician or physiotherapist can diagnose an ankle sprain by conducting a physical examination and asking about the circumstances surrounding the injury. They may also request imaging tests, such as an X-ray, MRI or CT scan, to determine the extent of the injury.

Treatment and Rehabilitation:

Rest and Ice: Avoid weight-bearing activities, use crutches or a walking boot, and apply ice to reduce pain and swelling.
Compression and Elevation: Wrap the ankle with an elastic bandage and keep the affected foot elevated to reduce swelling.
Medication: Over-the-counter pain relievers can help relieve pain and swelling.
Physical Therapy: Our physiotherapists at Physio Active can design a rehabilitation program that includes range-of-motion exercises, strengthening exercises, and balance training to help you recover from an ankle sprain.

Prevention and Care:

Proper Footwear: Wear shoes that fit well and provide adequate support to reduce the risk of ankle sprains.
Strengthening and Stretching: Perform exercises to strengthen the muscles surrounding the ankle and stretch to improve flexibility and stability.
Avoid Uneven Surfaces: Avoid playing sports or engaging in physical activity on uneven or slippery surfaces.
Warm up before Exercise: Warm up before playing sports or engaging in physical activity to reduce the risk of ankle sprains.

Get Help from Physio Active:

At Physio Active, our experienced physiotherapists can assess and treat ankle sprains with a comprehensive and personalized approach. We will work with you to develop a rehabilitation program that meets your specific needs and helps you recover as quickly and effectively as possible.


Ankle sprains can be painful and debilitating, but with proper treatment and rehabilitation, most people can recover and return to their normal activities. If you're experiencing symptoms of an ankle sprain, don't hesitate to reach out to Physio Active for a comprehensive assessment and effective treatment plan.

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