Lateral Ankle Sprains – Here at Oakville’s Chiropractic Clinic, Nottinghill Family Wellness Centre.
Dr. Steve Knighton treats a great number of ankle sprains. Everyone will have at least one ankle sprain in their life which is why understanding the type of pain you’re feeling and treatment are important.
Symptoms may vary from being very mild to very severe. With a mild sprain you will likely be able to continue with training. A very severe injury could result in hospital treatment and take longer to heal than a broken ankle.
A lateral ankle sprain usually occurs from a sudden trauma, twisting or turning over of the ankle. Pain will be felt in the ankle joint and on the outside of the ankle when pressing on it. Swelling or bruising may be present in more severe cases. Pain can also be felt on the inside of the ankle from compression of bones and soft tissue.
Sprains are graded 1,2 or 3 depending on severity and a professional therapist will carry out a full diagnosis and assessment which will include range of motion tests and resisted movement tests to determine the structures injured and extent of the damage.
Immediate first aid for a sprained ankle is RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) as soon as possible. Cold therapy or ice should be applied for 10 to 15 minutes every hour for the first 24 to 48 hours. Then medical treatment should be sought out from a professional therapist. Book an appointment today with Dr. Steve, so he can have a look at it and enable you to feel yourself once again.
For more on ankle sprains and what to expect during recovery click HERE.
For a further explanation visit Dr. Steve’s YouTube channel, where he does live demonstrations of your anatomy.
For help with pain or discomfort please contact your local chiropractor in Oakville at 905-827-4197.