Here at Muscle Lab we go beyond the R.I.C.E. method of resting, icing, compressing and elevating your sprained ankle to ensure a speedy recovery. We’ve created a Muscle Lab recovery plan specifically targeted towards ankle sprains! This plan begins with an injury assessment to determine both the severity of your ankle sprain and the appropriate treatment for you!
ANKLE SPRAIN TREATMENT PLAN AT MUSCLE LAB
WHAT IS A SPRAINED ANKLE?
A sprained ankle is one of the most common injuries in the US, they typically happen due to rolling, twisting or turning the ankle beyond its normal range of motion. Athletes and non-athletes alike suffer from high ankle sprains every day. To fully understand an ankle injury we’ll first take a look at the physiology of the foot and ankle. Your ankle is composed of various ligaments including the ATFL and the CFL which aid in stabilizing the connection of the tibia to the fibula.
A sprained ankle develops when those ligaments are stretched beyond their limits or torn. The most common injury is an inversion ankle sprain, meaning the foot rolls inward and underneath the ankle joint. Inversion ankle sprains can happen at any point; from walking on an uneven surface to athletes rolling their ankles mid game. No matter how it happened the treatment is universal and highly depends on the severity of your ankle sprain. Many of the symptoms of all ankle sprains involve ankle swelling, tenderness, reduced ankle mobility and partial breakage of the above ligaments.
ANKLE SPRAIN GRADES
Ankle sprains come in many shapes and sizes, some are more severe than others and our goal is to provide you with the tools to treat all.
Grade 1 ankle sprain
The most common and least invasive, this sprain is caused by slightly over stretching your ligaments. If you are experiencing mild swelling, and tenderness we can provide you with localized treatments to speed up that recovery!
Grade 2 ankle sprain
Ouch!! A slightly more severe ankle sprain, this is common in many athletes and involves an incomplete tear of your surrounding ligaments. If walking is painful and you notice swelling and bruising come have a muscle lab specialist do an injury assessment to help build your recovery plan!
Grade 3 ankle sprain
Ouch X2!!! This ankle sprain involves complete tearing of the surrounding ligaments. Difficulty walking and tenderness to the touch are indicators of a severe ankle sprain. After you’ve contacted emergency care, Muscle Lab will help you with your recovery plan! Rebuilding your strength is a priority for us. Come experience the benefits of total healing.