Ankle Sprains are common sporting injuries caused by rolling your ankle.
in the acute stage Inflammation will develop around the joint, it is important that we reduce the inflammation to prevent further pain and injury. By following P.R.I.C.E rule this will insure a reduction in the swelling.
PRICE stands for:
Protection – protect the injured area from further injury by using a support.
Rest – stop the activity that caused the injury and rest the injured joint or muscle. Avoid activity for the first 48 to 72 hours after injuring yourself.
Ice – for the first 48 to 72 hours after the injury, apply ice wrapped in a damp towel to the injured area for 15 to 20 minutes every two to three hours during the day.
Compression – compress or bandage the injured area to limit any swelling and movement that could damage it further. You can use a simple elastic bandage or elasticated tubular bandage available from a pharmacy.
Elevation – keep the injured area raised and supported on a pillow to help reduce swelling.
During the acute stage it is important to maintain the range of movement at the joint by completing some simple movement exercises such as making circular motions with the toes.
Once the swelling has gone down you can then apply some resistance to these movements by using a stretch band. This will then build strength around the ankle again.
The length of time it takes to recover from a sprain or strain depends on how severe it is. Generally, after an ankle sprain you will probably be able to walk a week or two after the injury. You may be able to use your ankle fully after six to eight weeks, and you will probably be able to return to sporting activities after eight to 12 weeks.
Physiotherapy can speed up the recovery of an ankle sprain and allow you to get back to playing sport at your best quicker.
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