Have you ever had that sharp, unforgettable pain when twisting your ankle? Most people at some point have experienced a sprained ankle, whether it was from stepping wrong or from a sports injury. When this happens, what should you do and how do you recover?
The ankle is made up of many strong, supportive ligaments that help maintain your foot stability and balance. So, when one of these ligaments is pulled on or stretched too far, this is what results in an ankle sprain.
The level of sprain you have will determine the length of your recovery, but what’s important is that you take the time to go through a proper amount of rehabilitation, so that you have less chance of re-injuring yourself. Generally, it takes about 6 weeks to fully recover. Here are a few general tips to use when you’ve sprained your ankle:
I hope these tips help you or someone you know! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to me!
Cheers to your health,
Shaheen Siddiqui, MSPT
"We help active adults and athletes get back to doing the activities they love, without relying on painkillers or injections."
Shaheen Siddiqui, PT
Specialist Physical Therapist