Ankle sprains are usually the most common injuries for athletes, occurring when the ankle is twisted or 'rolled' outwards suddenly. This shock causes damage to the ligaments and tendons on the outside of the ankle causing pain, inflammation, and swelling. A small sprain will usually come with immediate pain but the ability to continue activity, whereas a severe ankle sprain could require serious treatment and take longer to heal than a broken bone in the ankle. Symptoms and severity of sprained ankles can range from minor pain with little to no swelling in a minor injury, to a complete rupture of the ligament with extreme pain and swelling with a major injury.
A high ankle sprain is an injury to the ligament just above the ankle that joins the shin bone and ankle together. Whereas a common sprained ankle occurs to the tendons outside of the ankle, a high ankle sprain includes pain, swelling and bruising at both the outside and front of the ankle. Pain may be experienced when the foot is both rotated and pushed upwards. A high ankle sprain often occurs along with a fracture to your lower leg bone and can be more painful and difficult to treat than a common outer ankle sprain.
We provide treatments for Sprained Ankles and High Ankle Sprains in the following towns and cities. Visit the particular page of the clinic nearest you to speak with a ProEx Physical Therapist today.
If you are suffering from any other pain in the Foot or Ankle that may not be related to a Sprained Ankle or High Ankle Sprain please view our main Foot page here : http://proexpt.com/Foot