Ankle Sprain: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment - Dr Foot Podiatry

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Ankle Sprain

Ankle sprain is where you accidentally turn or twist your ankle in an awkward way. This results in the tearing of your ligaments, causing you pain.

What should I do?

  • Anti-inflammatory medication can be used to temporary relieve pain
  • Rest the affected foot
  • Stop activities that apply pressure to the affected foot
  • Ice packs can be used to reduce inflammation
  • Seek help from a podiatrist

What kind of help can I get?

  • Crutches or ankle braces can be used to prevent pressure applied on affected foot
  • Photobiomodulation Therapy to reduce pain, swelling and improve healing

How long till it recovers?

  • It can take up to 1-4 weeks for improvements
  • The recovery time for an ankle sprain can vary depending on the severity of the injury and individual factors. Mild to moderate ankle sprains typically show improvement within a few weeks with proper rest and treatment. However, severe ankle sprains may take several months to heal completely. It's important to follow a healthcare professional's guidance and engage in rehabilitation exercises to promote healing, restore strength, and prevent future sprains.

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