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