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Ankle-SprainsThe Conditions:

•   Ankle Sprains
•   Lateral Ligament Tears
•   Medial Ligament Tears
•   Inferior Tib-Fib Joint Strain

 

About the Conditions:

The ankle is most commonly sprained by what is called an “inversion” injury, which means the ankle has rolled over and outwards. This strains the lateral (outside) ligaments of the ankle and the Inferior Tib-Fib joint. The reverse injury an “eversion” strain is less common and involves a greater force that pushes the ankle inwards. This strains the medial (inside) ligament.

 

Usual Symptoms Include:

   Swelling Around the Ankle Joint
   Pain on Twisting the Foot
   Pain and Difficulty Walking, Particularly over Uneven Ground, Running, Squatting
   Weakness of the Ankle and a Loss of Balance Reactions
 
 
 
Treatments:
 
   Electrotherapy and / or Acupuncture to relieve pain, swelling and promote healing of damaged tissue
   Manual therapy techniques to restore movement at the joints of the ankle
   We progressively strengthen the weakened ligaments and muscles by teaching you specific exercises
     to improve your balance
   We use tape to support the ankle and prevent a recurrence of the tear
   We teach you how to tape your ankle yourself
   We progressively return you to daily and sporting activities

 



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