Ankle Sprain Defined
By Drew Heideman, MPT, ATC, PES
By: Drew Heideman, MPT, ATC, PES
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 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:
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: JOIonline.net or call 904-858-7045