Sprained Ankle Recovery

Sprained AnkleSymptoms of an Ankle Sprain

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Inability to Bear Weight

Treatment – Guided By Grade of Ankle Sprain

Most Cases Will Include:

  • RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation)
  • Anti-inflammatory Medication
  • Therapy for restoring range of motion and strength
  • Gradual return to normal activities

General Timing for Treatment

  • First Three Days – RICE
  • Up to 4-6 Weeks – Activity Modification
  • Ankle is often splinted or use of CAM walking boot during this period
  • Often therapy for restoring ROM is initiated between 2-4 weeks after injury
  • Gradual Return to Normal Activity

When Should I get an X-ray?

Each Situation Varies, But Generally You May Need an X-Ray If:

  • You Experience Bone Tenderness Along the Distal, Posterior Edge of the Tibia or Tip of the Medial Malleolus
  • You Are Unable to Bear Weight Immediately & Upon Further Evaluation

For More Information or to Schedule an Appointment,

Call 307-885-5870