Ankle sprains are a common injury and occur when the ankle “rolls” either in or out, causing the ligaments in the joint to stretch.
The most common ankle sprain is when the foot rolls inward, and you have pain on the outside of your ankle. This sprain can happen from playing sports or just stepping off a curb wrong. If not treated properly, you can have chronic problems with your ankle, such as:
When an ankle sprain first happens, you might experience any of the following signs or symptoms:
To help with the initial pain of the ankle sprain:
You should consult a medical professional to make sure your ankle injury is not anything more serious and to help get you back to your favorite activities. A Physical Therapist at Comprehensive Physical Therapy can help diagnose your injury and create a plan for you, so you do not have to be out for too long.
Even if you have not had an ankle sprain recently, Physical Therapy is the best way to help prevent you from having another one. Give us a call at (985) 869-7221 to schedule your evaluation and start living pain-free again.