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

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Ankle Sprain


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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