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Ankles

The most common injury we see of the ankle is the sprained ankle. This can occur while playing sport or just plain walking!

This results in an injured ligament (can vary from a slight strain to a complete tear).

We can assess the extent of your injury then start treatment immediately. This will begin by reducing the swelling as quickly as possible, bandage the ankle and if possible, recommend crutches.

Then treatment aims at restoring normal movement as quick as possible and strengthening the muscles. One important factor in the recovery of injured ankles is to restore proprioception or balance. Proprioception and balance need to be retrained to minimise the likelihood of a recurrence of injury.

We can also teach you how to tape your ankle if required, or advise you on an appropriate brace when you return to your sport.

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