Foot & Ankle Sprain Treatment

The ankle is a hinge joint that allows the foot to move in multiple directions: away from the body as in pointing your foot (plantar flexion) and toward the body (dorsiflexion).

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Ankle Sprain

An ankle sprain is one of the most common causes of ankle pain and makes up 85 percent of all ankle injuries. A sprain occurs when your ligaments tear or get overstretched.

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tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon. Tendinitis of the ankle usually involves the Achilles tendon, the posterior tibial tendon located on the inside of the foot, or the peroneal tendon located on the outside of the foot.

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Osteoarthritis (OA)

The ankle joint is subject to symptomatic arthritis at a much lower rate than the other major weight-bearing joints in the lower extremity.

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue called the plantar fascia that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes.

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Stress Fracture

This type of fracture is often not visible on x-rays but can cause significant pain and therefore is difficult to accurately diagnose.

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Morton’s Neuroma

Neuroma is an enlargement or thickening of a nerve in the foot in the area between the toes — usually the third interspace between the third and fourth toes.

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Physiotherapy Treatment

Physiotherapy is proven to decrease pain, aid in recovery, and deal with both acute and chronic issues with the foot and ankle.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Foot & Ankle Sprains

What are some foot and ankle sprains techniques?
Your physiotherapist will use rehabilitation techniques that emphasize the use of therapeutic exercise to restore joint flexibility, muscle strength, neuromuscular coordination, balance, and improve walking mechanics. In addition, manual therapy (joint mobilization) techniques, as well as soft tissue release is utilized to restore ankle joint movement for return to normal activity.
How long does it take for an ankle injury to heal?
Time for recovery from a sprained ankle depends on the severity of the sprain. Mild to moderate sprains typically last anywhere from one to six weeks. More severe ankle sprains could take several months to fully recover.
How long does it take to treat a foot injury?
That depends on the type and severity of foot injury. Mild to moderate midfoot sprains usually take 2 to 4 weeks, whereas more severe sprains may take up to 3 months.
Do ankle sprains bruise?
Yes, ankle sprains can bruise, but the amount of bruising will depend on the severity of the sprain. When your ankle ligaments are injured from a sprain, this causes swelling and inflammation as well as bleeding (which shows up as bruising) around the ankle joint.
How do you know if an ankle injury is serious?
"Signs and symptoms of a more serious ankle injury (such as a fracture or infection) include the following:
- Inability to bear weight and walk.
- Marked tenderness to the touch about the ankle bones.
- Bony misalignment causing ankle deformity or an open wound.
- Signs of infection, such as redness, warmth, swelling and tenderness in the affected area or fever.
- Severe, persistent pain and swelling that is not improving over time.
If you experience any of the above, please seek medical attention immediately."
Can you sprain the top of your foot?
Yes, a sprain can occur in any part of the foot, including the top. There are ligaments in the foot that connect between the small bones of the foot (from bone to bone) and when these ligaments are stretched or torn, they are sprained.
What does a sprain foot feel like?
There is pain and tenderness in the foot which can be felt on the bottom, top, or sides. Swelling and bruising of the foot can occur. You may have pain while walking or when active. In more severe cases, you may have difficulty putting weight on your foot.