Ankle Sprain Defined

By Drew Heideman, MPT, ATC, PES

Ankle Sprains

By: Drew Heideman, MPT, ATC, PES

JOI Ankle Sprains

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Ligaments are fibrous, elastic bands of tissue that connect and stabilize the bones. An ankle sprain is a common, painful injury that occurs when one or more of the ankle ligaments is stretched beyond the normal range of motion. Sprains can occur as a result of sudden twisting, turning or rolling movements.

Ankle Pain

Ankle sprains are one of the most common causes of ankle pain. The pain associated with a sprained ankle can be mild to severe depending on the severity of the injury. It is important to use RICE as your immediate first aid:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

If you continue to experience pain and are interested in physical therapy, call 904-858-7045 or visit JOIONLINE.NET


If you are interested in scheduling an appointment at JOI Rehab for physical therapy, go to: or call 904-858-7045


Where is Telemedicine frequently used?

All JOI Physicians, Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists now offer Telemedicine services for virtual visits from the convenience of your home. If you feel that it is best to stay in your own home during this time, we can still provide orthopaedic Telehealth services for you. Through the download of the free Zoom app on the your phone, tablet or laptop. Our physicians and Telehealth for Physical Therapy can evaluate you and provide the care you need.

JOI Fracture and Injury Care

JOI Physicians are currently offering ASAP Fracture care. Make an appointment by calling (904)JOI-2000. This is a new option for patients who would like to avoid the emergency room if they have suffered a fracture or soft tissue injury. To learn more about this service, read this article about fracture and injury care.


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