Ankle sprain

Ankle sprain is a rather common damage. In Norway, there are between 150-200 000 cases each year. Ankle sprain often leads to damaged joint capsules and ligaments.

Which way the sprain goes and how powerful the strain is, will decide which other structures are damaged. Most damages are caused by landing on the outside of the foot. At this point, the foot is twisted inwards. The front ligament on the outside of the ankle is usually exposed for being damaged. We see that the joints of the ankle also tend to wrist, which could lead to complications later on. Typical consequences are reduced motility, a feeling of something wrong in the joint or pain when carrying a certain amount of weight.

 

What you can do yourself:

  • Acute (important to start within minutes)

    • P - Protect the damaged area

    • R - Rest and ease

    • I  - Ice down the area

    • C - Compression – the bandage must give good support

    • E – Elevation – place the leg above heart level

 

  • The next days (aiming to regain normal and painless motility)

    • Easy stretching – several times a day

    • Cycling

    • Cool-down and compression

 

  • The next weeks

    • Training balance to strengthen the ankle musculature

 

How we can help:

  • An ankle strain could damage more than one structure. It is therefore vital to find out more about the extent of the damage to avoid any compensations from pain and stress, even after the pain has ceased.

  • KA Klinikken offers you an overall consultation with extensive tests based on the latest research. We analyze how your brain and your nerve system affect the rest of your body, aiming to reduce and remove unwanted pain, and obtain long lasting results.

Treatment:
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