Have you hurt your ankle while walking down an uneven surface? Was there a ‘pop’ sound when you got hurt? Is there swelling and pain in the ankle you got hurt? This might be the case of an ankle sprain which forces your ankle to move out of its normal position. This forceful shift from the normal position causes excruciating pain in the ankle sprain.
Physiotherapy focuses on the exact affected area thereby addressing the pain and discomfort in your ankle directly. Physiotherapists identify the underlying cause of the sprain first. This helps us determine the causes of the sprain thereby helping us create a personalized treatment plan for the maximum effective results.
What Are The Symptoms Of Ankle Sprain?
Pain is the most common symptom of an ankle sprain. You will not be able to put the foot where you got hurt down on the floor for walking or moving in any direction. The pain could be constant or persistent whether you are moving or not. Ankle sprains may also cause swelling in the affected area.
What are The Causes of Ankle Sprain?
Ankle sprains occur when the ligaments, muscles and tendons in your feet aren’t strong enough to support the associated movement. You may topple over some obstacles, lose your balance and fall thereby spraining your ankle.
What Is The Role Of Physiotherapy In Treating Ankle Sprains?
Physiotherapy brings relief via manipulative methods and techniques such as massage therapy to treat your ankle sprain. The physiotherapists analyze the severity of your ankle sprain to create an effective treatment program. Our team of physiotherapists applies specific hands-on treatments to improve the mobility of normal joints. These treatments restore the natural gliding motion that is usually restricted between ankle bones due to ankle sprain.
When you stretch your ligament due to an ankle sprain, it injures the small nerve sensors as well. These sensors provide your brain with information about the position of your joints. Our physiotherapists help you retrain your position sense such as the ankle joint is steady thereby protecting you from ankle sprains in the future.
Can You Trust Physiotherapy For Treating Foot-Related Conditions?
There are several medical conditions that cause pain similar to an ankle sprain. Physiotherapists can provide treatments for all those conditions as well such as:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Stress Fractures
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Why Choose Legend Physiotherapy?
Our physiotherapists are qualified and experienced enough to provide you with the most effective treatment plan depending on your conditions. You will find the highest level of treatment and care at Legend Physiotherapy. We detect the exact source of pain to understand the severity of your sprain. Then we design an appropriate treatment plan to help you recover from the pain and get the positioning of your ankle right painlessly.
Do you have any other queries regarding how we treat ankle sprains at Legend Physiotherapy? Have a word with our team without a second thought. Schedule an initial consultation and see how it goes from there.