Rolled ankle / Ankle Sprain
What is it?
A rolled ankle or ankle sprain is when you damage the ligaments in your ankle by stretching, straining or even tearing them completely. You might hear a crack when you first injure your ankle and feel pain on the outside and front of the foot. The area might become bruised and swollen. Walking might be quite painful and your ankle may feel weak.
Some things that may lead to a rolled ankle or ankle sprain are:
- Any injury where the foot and ankle is forcibly rolled inwards
- Changing direction quickly
- Walking on uneven surfaces
- Standing on a ball or opponents foot during sport
How can Our Podiatrist help?
Our Podiatrist’s assesses and diagnoses ankle sprains. We will also grade the severity of the injury.
Treatment usually takes on two phases.
Initial treatment can include:
- Controlled Ankle Movement (CAM) boot, if required
Ongoing treatment can include:
- Exercises to improve strength, flexibility and balance
- Changing the shoes you wear