Ankle injuries often require the standard PRICE regime:
However, if your sprain is more severe you may also require crutches for the initial period following your injury. Some injuries will require further immobilisation for 2-3 weeks in order to provide support and protection to your ankle, allowing it to heal.
Severe sprains can lead to re-occurring injuries such as repetitive sprains, chronic pain, chronic instability and arthritis.
At Jonathan Clark Physiotherapy, our therapists can help you instigate your PRICE regime as well as provide tailored rehabilitation programmes to help restore pain free range of movement, strength, flexibility and proprioception.
We can also implement personalised exercise programmes to help you return to the sports you love. Not only will this improve your endurance and agility but will also aid in reducing your risk of long term ankle problems.