Diagram Ankle Injury Treatment
Treatment options for a torn ankle ligament. The first response of any ligament sprain is to apply first aid immediately after the injury. This should involve Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation (RICE).
Anatomy of an ankle sprain 1 Early motion. To prevent stiffness, your doctor or physical therapist will provide you with exercises… 2 Strengthening exercises. Once you can bear weight without increased pain or swelling,… 3 Endurance and agility exercises. Once you are pain-free, other exercises may be added,…
During the early phase of healing, it is important to support your ankle and protect it from sudden movements. For a Grade 2 sprain, a removable plastic device such as a cast-boot or air stirrup-type brace can provide support. Grade 3 sprains may require a short leg cast or cast-brace for 2 to 3 weeks.