This page focusses on the common sprained ankle, how to do first aid for an ankle sprain, how to do ankle rehabilitation exercises and a bit about ankle sprain treatments.
Most ankle sparins happen by rolling the ankle inwards and thereby pulling the ligaments on the outside of the ankle which then will be very painful, swell up and bruising can happen in the next few days. The first aid for ankle sprins is to reduce the swelling by icing it as soon as possible – preferably witlhin a minute. At the same time you will put compress on it to further stop it from swelling. If you elevate your leg the swelling is helped moving away from the sprained ankle.
A typical ankle sprain will involve a torsion of the ankle bone (talus) where it sits below the tibia and fibula. This can cause further damage and pain to the ankle joint when weight bearing on it. Therefore rest is required until the joint is realigned.
As well as the above first aid tips for ankle sprains you should mobilise your ankle without weight bearing.
We will show you some ankle sprain exercises on this page. .
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