A sprained ankle is an injury that occurs when you roll, twist, or turn your ankle in an unnatural way. This can stretch or tear the tough bands of tissue (ligaments) that help hold your ankle bones together. Ankle sprains can happen to anyone at any age.
Ligaments help stabilize joints, preventing excessive movement. Three ligaments keep your ankle bones from shifting out of place. A sprained ankle occurs when the ligaments are forced beyond their normal range of motion, which can cause ankle ligaments to stretch, partially tear or tear completely. Most sprained ankles involve injuries to the ligaments on the lateral (outer) side of the ankle.
Treatment for a sprained ankle depends on the severity of the injury. Without proper treatment and rehabilitation, a more severe sprain can weaken your ankle—making it more likely that you will injure it again in the future. Repeated ankle sprains can lead to long-term problems, including chronic ankle pain, arthritis, and ongoing instability.
You also lose some muscle tone as you age, which makes the ankle more prone to injury. This is why strengthening your calves, using good body mechanics, and visiting BPC are great ways to ensure your ankle stays strong.
BPC’s 4 step process was established by our team of expert physiotherapists to best guide you through a successful recovery while empowering patients to take charge of their health through our personalized exercise program.
The first step in recovering is to take away instant pain. We will use our state of the art machines including ultra sound, laser and shockwave machines to take away your discomfort and pain that your muscles are experiencing. This will then allow your body the ability to relax, to be able to get back to its full function.
Using manual therapy, our therapists will use their ‘hands on’ clinical massage to loosen and improve the mobility of the joints, soft tissues and nerves. This will unbind your tense muscles and eventually provide the mobility leading to increased range of motion.
Once your muscles are loosened, our therapists will work on increasing your range of motion which will allow the no longer painful joint or muscle to extend closer to its full range. Doing this with our therapists involves moving in the correct direction, speed and technique to prevent any further complications. While you get stronger, it will lead to our recovery phase of exercising.
To complete the process, we will work on the correct form technique, and exercises with you to make sure that your pains and complications do not return, so that you can live a healthier and happier life, physically and mentally, spending more time with your loved ones.
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