The ankle sprains are common injuries that occur when the foot is twisted or rotated beyond its normal range of motion, causing the ankle ligaments tearing. The people who have a higher risk of an ankle sprain are younger athletes, members of the military and anyone who frequently drives, jumps and changes direction quickly while doing an athletic activity
Usually, a sprained ankle takes two weeks to 2 months to heal. The joint will feel better after a few weeks and will be sufficiently strengthened in a few months. However, a severely injured ligament can take between 9 months and one year to heal.
After a sprained ankle you may experience pain, swelling, and inability to stand or walk on the affected foot, stiffness, weakness, and feeling of instability in the ankle joint. Depending on how damaged a ligament is or how many ligaments are injured, your ankle sprain can be classified as:
Why is physiotherapy better than rest in a sprained ankle?
Physiotherapists help people with ankle sprains recover more quickly than they would without treatment. The time it takes to cure an ankle sprain varies, but results can often be achieved between 2 to 8 weeks. Your physiotherapist will help you in creating a specific treatment program that meets your needs and goals.
Objectives of physiotherapy treatment for ankle sprain
Your physiotherapist will work with you to:
1.Reduce pain and inflammation: you will learn how to avoid or modify your daily and sports activities to allow healing to begin. The physiotherapist in Panchkula can apply different types of treatments to achieve this goal including ice, heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, bandages, specific exercises and manual therapy.
2.Improve movement: your physiotherapist will choose particular activities and treatments to help restore normal flow in the ankle.
3.Improve strength: Ankle sprains may be related to weak, injured or uncoordinated leg muscles. Your physiotherapist in Panchkula will teach you the correct exercises and the equipment to use, to restore your strength progressively and safely.
4.Improve endurance: recovering stiff resistance of the leg and ankle is essential after an injury.
5.Improve balance and agility: regain your sense of balance, speed, and accuracy of the movements of the legs and ankles is essential in many daily activities. For more information please visit- parasbliss.com/our-speciali...