Now that spring has sprung and summer is near, we all are going to be much more active in both work and play. This means our chances of orthopeadic injuries will be on the rise. An ankle sprain is a very common injury and one of the most prominent sports injuries that occurs when ligaments that connect the bones in the foot, ankle, and lower leg are stretched or torn. There is usually immediate pain and swelling associated with this injury.
There are 3 severities of ankle sprains; Grade 1, Grade 2, and Grade 3.
Even in Grade 1 ankle sprains, early and often brief stints of physical therapy and rehabilitation will vastly improve your recovery time and your outcome. Physical Therapy will also quickly and appropriately restore the balance and stability at that ankle, reducing your chances of re-injury, because re-injury can lead to long term problems. Quick and effective identification, treatment, and rehabilitation of an ankle sprain will get you back to where you need to be quickly, and will allow you to “Stay in the Game”.