One of the most common sports injuries is a sprained ankle or “rolled ankle.”
Ankle sprains happen when the ligaments around the ankle joint stretch or tear in response to a force such as the foot forcefully rolling underneath you.
Ankle sprains vary in severity but usually cause pain, swelling and reduced movement of the ankle and surrounding tissues such as the calf.
If you have recently sprained your ankle you should begin the RICE method straight away.
Remember to never put ice directly on your skin to avoid ice burns as this will prolong the recovery.
If you need pain relief beyond what ice can provide please speak to your GP about what medications might be appropriate.
Early treatment is very important to ensure your ankle recovers fully so be sure to book an appointment with Christina or Naren from Trilogy Physiotherapy to restore normal function and prevent ongoing issues.