Ankle Sprain

Ankle Sprain

An ankle sprain occurs when the foot twists or turns beyond its normal range of movement, causing the ligaments connecting the bones of the leg, ankle, and foot to overstretch or tear.
The ligaments on the outer (lateral) side of the ankle are the ones most commonly injured. Ligaments on the inner (medial) side of the ankle, or above the ankle bone, can also be sprained, but are injured less frequently.

Recurrent ankle sprains are common; once an ankle ligament is sprained, it is often reinjured. In fact, 73% of people who have sprained an ankle once are likely to do so again. Reinjury is especially likely if muscle strength and balance are not fully restored to, or improved beyond, preinjury levels.
Everest Rehabilitation Services physical therapists help people with ankle sprains recover more quickly than they would without treatment. The time it takes to heal an ankle sprain varies, but results can often be achieved in 2 to 8 weeks. Your physical therapist will work with you to design a specific treatment program that meets your needs and goals.

We will work with you to:

• Reduce Pain and Swelling
• Improve Motion
• Improve Flexibility
• Improve Strength
• Improve Endurance
• Improve Balance
• Restore Agility
• Learn a Home Program
• Return to Activities
• Speed Recovery Time

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