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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Ankle Sprain Treatment Options (According To Injury Severity)

Written by on June 15, 2022 — Medically reviewed by Mitch Torres (PT)

The best ankle sprain treatment will depend on the characteristics of your injury. Like how severe it is, when it happened, or your goals. For example, a mild sprain does well with rest, ice, and massage. But a severe sprain may need surgery or help from a physical therapist to get better. I know it …

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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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Is It Ok To Walk On A Sprained Ankle? | Yes And No, Here’s How To Know

Written by on May 13, 2022 — Medically reviewed by Mich Torres (PT)

So, when is it ok to walk on a sprained ankle, you ask? Well, it’ll depend mostly on how your ankle feels after your injury. If you’re feeling severe pain, don’t walk on it – you risk worsening the ankle injury. But if the symptoms are mild, you may be good to go if you …

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4 Unmistakable Symptoms Of Nerve Damage After Ankle Sprain

Written by on May 10, 2022 — Medically reviewed by Mich Torres (PT)

Having symptoms of nerve damage after an ankle sprain is not something you should take lightly. You see, aside from ligaments, there are also a bunch of nerves that cross your ankle joint. Some types of sprains can injure them, causing symptoms that range from altered skin sensation to even losing muscle strength. Below, we’ll …

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Eversion Ankle Sprain | All You Need To Know

Written by on May 6, 2022 — Medically reviewed by Mich Torres (PT)

Although an eversion ankle sprain is not as common as an inversion one, it can be equally or even more problematic for your ankle joint. See, eversion is a medical term we use to describe when your ankle rolls outward. If this motion goes beyond its limits, it can cause an eversion sprain – damage …

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How To Wrap A Sprained Ankle | Beginner’s Guide

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

If you want to prevent ongoing ankle problems, then you should learn a thing or two on how to wrap a sprained ankle. See, treating a sprained ankle with a bandage or tape helps reduce pain, swelling, and future sprains. (1) There are three different types of materials you can use – elastic bandages, athletic …

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Ankle Sprain Grades | How Bad Is Your Sprain?

Written by on May 4, 2022 — Medically reviewed by Mich Torres (PT)

Healthcare professionals use a graded-based system to determine the severity of your sprain. There are 3 ankle sprain grades – mild, moderate, and severe. Matching your ankle sprain severity to a grade gives direction for the best treatments for your recovery. It can also help you estimate how long it will take you to recover. …

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