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 over-extension joint, putting high levels of load through the ligaments to resist these forces. Most commonly these injuries will occur during high impact activity with different sports carrying higher risk for some injuries.
- Pain on weightbearing
- Pain on palpation
- RICE (Rest, ice, compress and elevate) for the first 24 hours
- Activity modification
- Medical imaging may be required to investigate and rule out other injuries such as a fracture
- Ankle braces
- Moonboot/post-op shoe
- Laser treatment