Physical Therapy For A Sprained Ankle | How It Works, Recommendations, And More!

Written by on August 2, 2022 — Medically reviewed by Mitch Torres (PT)

You can always self-treat your ankle and hope for the best. But a faster way to recover is by doing physical therapy for a sprained ankle. Physical therapists are movement experts. We help bridge the gap between your ankle injury to full recovery through skilled assessment and treatment. Below, I’ll tell you what we (physios) …

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How To Massage A Sprained Ankle? | Beginner-Friendly Guide

Written by on August 1, 2022 — Medically reviewed by Mitch Torres (PT)

Given how relaxing it can be, it’s natural to wonder how to massage a sprained ankle. Or if it’s appropriate at all. Massage therapy can be a great way to treat ankle sprains – as long as your symptoms allow you to, of course. Below, you’ll learn whether massaging is suitable for your sprain, and …

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How To Sleep With A Sprained Ankle | 8 Practical Tips For A Faster Recovery

Written by on July 30, 2022 — Medically reviewed by Mitch Torres (PT)

“Do you have any tips on how to sleep with a sprained ankle?” is a question that I frequently get asked in the clinic. Well, before going to bed, you have to reduce your ankle pain and swelling to help you rest. But once you fall asleep, it’s also important to protect your injured joint …

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What Is An Ankle Sprain VS Strain? | Learn To Tell The Difference Like a Pro

Written by on June 29, 2022 — Medically reviewed by Mitch Torres (PT)

One of the most common questions I get is “what is an ankle sprain vs strain?” It’s common to confuse them, especially with how they are spelled. Plus, they’re two of the most common ankle injuries. In a nutshell, a sprain means some form of damage to a ligament. Whereas a strain pertains to a …

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How To Prevent An Ankle Sprain? | 10 Suggestions From A Physio

Written by on — Medically reviewed by Mitch Torres (PT)

How to prevent an ankle sprain from happening again can be quite a challenging task. But as a physio, I know you can drastically reduce your risk of having one with some changes. It can involve a bit of a lifestyle modification on your part. You may also need to work on your sleep schedule, …

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How Long After A Sprained Ankle Can You Run? | 4 Signs That You Are Ready

Written by on June 27, 2022 — Medically reviewed by Mitch Torres (PT)

Knowing how long after a sprained ankle can you run is key to managing your expectations. So when’s that going to be? Running demands a lot from your body. So, using 4 physical benchmarks rather than a timeline might be better. These include your pain level, movement, strength, and balance. We’ll discuss them below. Check …

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How To Tape An Ankle Sprain Correctly In 8 Easy Steps

Written by on June 23, 2022 — Medically reviewed by Mitch Torres (PT)

Learning how to tape an ankle sprain is easier than it looks. All you need are the right instructions to get the job done. This in turn will reduce your risk of further injury, provide pain relief, and help heal your ankle sprain as fast as possible. Below is the list of things you’ll find …

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5 Unmistakable High Ankle Sprain Symptoms And Their Treatments

Written by on May 20, 2022 — Medically reviewed by Mich Torres (PT)

Early detection is an important step for most injuries to heal quickly. But this may be easier said than done when recognizing high ankle sprain symptoms. Both low and high ankle sprains occur from excess and unrestrained movements. This leads to a damaged ligament which can result in ankle pain, swelling, and bruising, to name …

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7 High Ankle Sprain Treatment Methods (That Work)

Written by on — Medically reviewed by Mich Torres (PT)

This type of sprain usually takes 2 to 6 months to recover from – which can be a lifetime to some. (1) Fortunately, there are several high ankle sprain treatment methods you can try to help you recover faster. High ankle sprains tend to occur after forcefully twisting a planted foot outwards. They take longer …

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What Is A High Ankle Sprain? | A Physical Therapist Explains

Written by on — Medically reviewed by Mich Torres (PT)

Among the 3 typical ankle sprains, a high ankle sprain is probably the most disabling. (1) But first, what is a high ankle sprain? Also known as a syndesmotic ankle injury, this type of sprain accounts for 10% of all sprains. It affects the ligaments that are crucial for ankle stability. (1, 2) Below, you’ll …

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