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Ankle injuries are regularly down played or ignored, but they can have long lasting effects on your function and performance if managed incorrectly. We often see poorly managed ankle injuries 6-12 months after the event which are still causing people pain and impacting their activity and life.
It is extremely important to get help from a health professional when you have sprained or rolled your ankle. Whether it is a Podiatrist or Physiotherapist, they will assess the extent of the injury and provide you with the information required to manage the rehab or return to sport. Our Geelong Podiatry Team and Torquay Podiatry team are able to assess the severity of your ankle sprain and guide your management/rehab plan. Being foot and ankle specialists, we are able to guide you on the impact these injuries can have on your foot and ankle mechanics and ensure you don't have any long lasting effects from the injury.
Ankle sprains can be broken down in to categories based on the extent of the injury to your ankle ligaments. It is also important to investigate the other surrounding structures like muscles, bones, nerves etc.
When you initially sprain your ankle, you may experience symptoms like:
Joint stiffness and pain
Loss of function
Our initial goal is to settle these symptoms and regain as movement quickly within the early stages, this helps to speed up your return to normal activities.
Once we have settled these symptoms we will place our focus on regaining your strength, balance and proprioception. The extent of your injury will dictate how quickly we can move through these processes and return you to doing the things you love.
If you have any questions regarding ankle sprains or you would like some further advice from one of our Podiatrists at the Geelong or Torquay Podiatry Clinics about your specific injury, please feel free to contact us at