Ankle Sprains

Point Cook and Yarraville

Management of Rolled Ankles in Point Cook and Yarraville

Ankle sprain

Ankle sprain is a commonly used and profoundly misunderstood term which is broadly used to describe a group of acute ankle injuries. It refers to the injury or strain placed on ligaments during activity or motion when inverted or everted. During movement, ligaments, which attach bone to bone, can become over stretched and torn. This results in inflammation and pain.

Symptoms

      Pain

      Instability

      Red and hot ankles

      Swelling

      Heat

      Stiffness or decreased range of motion

      Bruising

      Pain upon weight-bearing

 

If you suspect you have sprained your ankle it is important to see a podiatrist. Without proper diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation more chronic conditions are likely to develop due to further injury. These may include; chronic ankle pain, imbalance and ankle joint arthritis.

 

What can they treat or manage?

      Plantar fasciitis

      Heel pain

      Shin splints

      Heel spurs

      Bunions

      Tendonitis

      Bursitis

      Neuromas

      Diabetic foot ulcers

      Severs disease

      Lower back pain

      Hip pain

      Knee pain

      Other musculoskeletal injuries of the foot, ankle and lower limb

 

How do they work?

Being individually designed to suit the biomechanics and structure of each foot, orthotics are capable of targeting very specific problems which underpin pain and disease. Mainly functioning by redistributing or offloading pressure and force from some regions of the foot and ankle, these biomechanical devices are capable of allowing time for injuries to heal as well as correcting walking abnormalities and providing symptomatic relief. Thus, they can both treat and prevent injuries.

Orthotics are used with the ultimate aim of restoring foot function back to original capacity, allowing patients to return to normal activity. As they are often used as an ongoing rehabilitation plan, they are capable of long-term injury prevention and management. It is important to have your feet and gait assessed by a podiatrist in order to determine whether this is a suitable and appropriate treatment option for your podiatric needs.