Conditions We Treat
Acute Ankle Sprains Adelaide
Acute Ankle Injuries are one of the most common sports injuries. ‘Rolling’ or spraining an ankle can be caused by running on an uneven surface or landing on someone’s from foot in sport. Unfortunately, a fracture may occur in the process and needs to be ruled out via an X-Ray. Our podiatrists will guide and provide you with a tailored treatment plan to rehabilitate your ankle. It is important to ensure that your ankle does not become a persistent issue which limits you months down the track.
Why do you need to get the ankle looked at as soon as possible:
- Proprioceptors in the ankle fall asleep. The proprioceptors are the receptors that tell your ankle where they are in space. These proprioceptors tell certain muscles to fire when your ankle is at a point of instability and must fire. The risk of another ankle sprain if not treated goes up by 60%.
- The muscles which support the ankle switch off due to the pain and increasing the likelihood of spraining the ankle again.
- Managing the swelling correctly.