How does this happen?
Ankle injuries typically occur as a result of stress on either side of the ankle causing excessive motion on the joint. People commonly sprain their ankle inwards which causes the outer ankle ligaments to partially tear or rupture.
Symptoms of an Ankle Sprain
- Pain, especially with weight bearing
- Tenderness on the ankle
- Decreased range of motion (with pain)
- Ankle instability
- Popping sensations
2 kinds of ankle sprains
Why is treatment important?
It is important to seek medical attention because ankle sprains can severely limit you in your everyday life if basic tasks such as walking and standing are painful. Without proper treatment and strengthening, you may be prone to re-spraining your ankle, turning into chronic ankle pain, or developing ankle arthritis. It is important to strengthen the proper muscles so that your body does not compensate your movement with other body parts.
How does physical therapy help?
You will receive a comprehensive physical evaluation from a physical therapist to determine how the ankle sprain occurred. Your physical therapist will help you strengthen your ankle so that you can get back to your daily activities and to prevent ankle injuries or other complications in the future.
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