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Have you rolled your ankle lately?

Have you rolled your ankle on the slippery ice lately? Let’s take a closer look at an ankle sprain, and what to do if it happens to you!

What is an Ankle Sprain?

Ankle sprains are one of the most common sports injuries, and occurs when the ankle is forced to bend more than normal. When this happens, the ligaments and muscles  in the ankle can

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Initial symptoms can include:




-Limited range of motion

-Inability to bear weight

-Cold or hot to touch

After suffering an ankle sprain, you should check with your physiotherapist or doctor to see if any imaging is necessary. Initial treatment consists of the acronym PRICE.Foot sprain

P – Protection

R – Rest

I – Ice

C – Compression

E – Elevation

How can Physiotherapy Help?

Your Physiotherapist will perform an individualized assessment to determine the severity of the injury, and all factors involved. After which will create a management plan with you, to help you return to your normal activities and sports as quickly as possible.


Treatment strategies often used, include but are not limited to:

-Designing a pain and swelling management plan

-Modalities to help manage pain and swelling

-Creating an individualized strengthening and range of motion program

-Sport specific return to play

-Taping and bracing advice

-Preventative training to avoid injuring your ankle again

Come in for an assessment to see if we can help!

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