Are Ankle Sprains a Lifetime Problem? Some Say No!

Are Ankle Sprains a Lifetime Problem? Some Say No!

If you’ve ever suffered from an ankle sprain, you know how painful and limiting it can be. But did you know that some people continue to experience pain and instability in their ankle long after the initial injury has healed? The good news is that ankle sprains don’t have to be a lifetime problem. With proper treatment and rehabilitation, you can get back to your normal activities and reduce your risk of future sprains.

Diagram of ankle sprain. Image courtesy of Orchard Health Clinic.

At Barrhaven Health HUB, we take a comprehensive approach to treating ankle sprains. Our team of experienced therapists will assess the severity of your injury and develop a personalized treatment plan that includes both pain relief and rehabilitation.

In the acute phase of your injury, we may recommend rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) to reduce pain and inflammation. We may also use manual therapy techniques to help reduce pain and improve range of motion in the ankle.

Once the pain and inflammation have subsided, we’ll focus on rehabilitation exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and stability in the ankle. This may include exercises to strengthen the ankle and foot muscles, as well as balance and proprioception training to improve your body’s ability to sense and control movement.

The length of your rehabilitation program will depend on the severity of your injury and your individual response to treatment. However, with a dedicated effort, most people can return to their normal activities within a few weeks to a few months.

At Barrhaven Health HUB, we’re committed to helping you get back to doing the things you love without pain or limitation. Contact us today to learn more about our approach to ankle sprains and to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced therapists.

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