Treatment And Recovery Of An Ankle Sprain.

Has it happened to you that you are walking on the street and out of nowhere your ankle bends? The truth is that it is too common; what can trigger ankle sprains or ankle sprains as it is also known. It may even not hurt at the moment, or it may, not all of us have the same luck and this depends on the degree of involvement of the ankle ligaments.

Ankle sprains can occur at any time, both during sports activities or when walking and stepping on a hole; since these are generated when the feet do not have good contact with the ground and the ligaments that hold it are stretched more than normal and this overstretching of the ligaments can cause a tear.

Degrees of involvement of the ankle ligaments during a sprain:

Grade one: They are sprains with little involvement in the ligaments (with minimal distension).

Grade two: The level of involvement during this sprain is higher, because the ligament is partially torn, therefore, the ankle joint feels unstable (loose, without tension), the signs and symptoms are often constant pain, swelling, and presence of of the bruise (purple coloration).

Grade three: At this level, the ligament is completely ruptured, causing pain, inflammation, bruising, and the inability to support the foot.

What is the treatment and recovery for sprains?

In grade one you only perceive slight pain and little inflammation, the injury is minor and heals with little treatment.

In the second degree of sprain, the person has some difficulty supporting the affected foot and experiences a certain degree of functional loss, however, it is important to see a physiotherapist to improve the condition of the injured part and restore its function.

In the third degree of sprain, it is usually treated by surgical intervention (surgery).

However, something to keep in mind is that many people who suffer from sprains frequently do not give it due importance, such as going to a physiotherapist who provides the treatment and therefore, they are at high risk of acquiring a pathology such as ” Flatfoot “.

In any of the types of sprains, physiotherapeutic care is important , whose main objective is to improve the condition of the injured part and restore its function.

At the Footlab Mediprax Foot evaluation clinic, we recommend carrying out a baropodometric study before starting physical rehabilitation, to find out the points of greatest pressure or injury on the sole of the foot, and from this, the physiotherapist designs a treatment plan accordingly. to the needs of the patient, and as in a period of 1 to 2 months to carry out the baropodometric study again to make a comparison of the progress.

What is a baropodometric study ?

The term baropodometry is derived from the Greek: BAROS = WEIGHT, PODOS = FOOT and METRON = MEASUREMENT, together they are interpreted as the ” measurement of foot pressures “.

The parameters obtained from this test will make it possible to evaluate with maximum precision the general behavior of the tonic postural system of the person being evaluated.

Once the baropodometric study has been carried out in cases of grade 1 and 2 ankle sprains, it is advisable to use orthopedic insoles as a complement to the physiotherapy treatment because if the ankle after the sprain generates a valgus or varus of the ankles, orthopedic insoles can generate a adequate alignment of the ankle and with this eliminate concentration of specific weigh


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