What is an Ankle Sprain?
An ankle sprain, or “rolled” ankle, occurs when your ankle ligaments are overstretched and injured. They are one of the most common injuries seen in sports involving running, change of direction and jumping, and can vary from a mild sprain through to full ruptures and avulsion fractures.
Signs & Symptoms
What causes an Ankle Sprain?
Ankle sprains can occur when landing awkwardly from a jump, stepping onto an uneven surface or simply by an awkward planting of your foot while running.
If not fully rehabilitated, ankle sprains have a very high rate of re-injury as people simply assume they have “weak ankles”. This is not true and just because your ankle doesn’t hurt anymore, doesn’t mean that it has fully recovered.
There are number of risk factors which may contribute to you developing an ankle sprain.
How can we help?
Have you recently suffered an ankle sprain and are worried about missing too many games? Or is this not the first time you’ve sprained your ankles and you are concerned about the long-term effects of constant re-injury?
Luckily for you, the experts at Spine & Sports Physiotherapy see ankle injuries every day and will get you back on the field ASAP and will also show you how to stop it from happening again.
So if you’re in pain and need to get this fixed ASAP…
Take advantage of our FREE Initial Assessment -> click here for more information.