An ankle sprain may relate to ligament damage to the medial (inside), lateral (outside) or syndesmosis (‘high ankle sprain’) of the ankle.
Sprains result from high forces at the end range of motion of a joint, putting high levels of load through the ligaments to resist these forces.
Different sports will carry higher risk for some injuries.
- Pain on weightbearing and when pain started
- Pain on palpation
- RICE (Rest, ice, compress and elevate) for the first 24 hours
- Medical imaging may be required to investigate and rule out other injuries such as a fracture
- Ankle braces
- Moonboot/post-op shoe
- Activity modification
If in doubt please call us today for an appointment with one of our podiatrists on 5223 1531