The ankle is a complex joint composed of several bones. Many ligaments attach to the bones at the ankle and are extremely vulnerable to injury.
Symptoms include pain, swelling, discoloration, and loss of ankle joint mobility. Your doctor will assess your injury and perform a thorough physical examination of your ankle. In addition, your doctor may advise you to get an ankle x-ray.
Rest, avoid using your leg as much as possible, or use an ambulatory device like crutches.
For the first 72 hours after the injury, apply ice for 20 minutes on and 40 minutes off throughout the day. To reduce swelling in your ankle, use an ace wrap or ankle brace. Raise your ankle. Take an anti-inflammatory or pain reliever as directed by your doctor.
A physical therapist can help you strengthen the muscles of your lower leg and foot through a comprehensive treatment plan. They will also work with you on range of motion, balance and coordination.
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