Ankle sprains and pain

Inversion sprains occur when the foot turns in and one of three ligaments on the outside aspect of the ankle strain or rupture. The severity of the strain dictates the treatment.

Our office will treat a mild strain or sprain by immobilisation, advice on activity level and follow-up re-training and strengthening. Proper treatment is essential to prevent recurrence and chronic sprains. To prevent ankle sprains it is important to maintain strength, balance and flexibility of the foot and ankle through exercises, stretching and wearing well-fitted shoes.