Netball Series: Ankle Sprains

 Netball Series: Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries that occur in netball. They can range from a minor grade-I sprain to a more severe grade-III sprain with ligament injury or damage. Regardless of the severity, it is important proper care and rehabilitation are undertaken to avoid a reoccurring injury and get you back out on the court as soon as possible.

So what can you do after an acute ankle sprain?

  • Rest – Avoid any further injury by resting from aggravating activity.
  • Ice – Helps with both swelling and pain
  • Compression – Aids in decreasing swelling around the ankle and foot
  • Elevation – Aids in decreasing swelling around the ankle and foot

When should you see a Podiatrist for a Netball ankle sprain?

You should see a podiatrist if ankle sprains are a reoccurring injury or if pain, discomfort, and instability do not settle in a few days.

What can our Podiatrists do for you?

Our podiatrists are qualified to complete a full assessment of your netball injury and develop a treatment plan specific to you as well as a detailed rehabilitation and return to sport program. It’s important that netball ankle sprains are appropriately managed and rehabilitated particularly for netballers, simply due to the stop-start nature of the sport!

Our rehabilitation and return to sport plans are specific to your position and the activity you do. They include netball-specific actions and skills to get you back out on the court and feeling strong and stable.

We can also provide advice on switching to the appropriate footwear to play netball in. Head over to our other blog post to find out more from our resident expert. 

Book now and let us help prevent, manage, and treat your netball injuries.