Sprained Ankle

Sprained Ankle Physiotherapist specialist in London. Sprained Ankle Physiotherapy Rehabilitation at Home or at Our Practices

Physio Specialised in Sprained Ankle Rehabilitation and Sports Physiotherapy, Best Ankle Sprain Physiotherapist in London.

sprained ankle physiotherapistAnkle sprain occurs often and is the most common reason for ankle pain. An injury or incorrect movement can cause ankle sprain during sports activities. Our sports physiotherapists in London specialise in orthopaedics and sports injury rehabilitation and have years of experience in ankle pain management and ankle injuries.

Personalised Ankle Sprain Sport Physiotherapy Treatment

As part of your sprained ankle treatment, our specialised sports physiotherapist will create an individualised rehabilitation plan for you that will include exercises and recommendations on how to reduce the pain of your ankle sprain, manage the condition and take precautions to prevent ankle sprain from happening again. Prevention in ankle sprain physiotherapy is as important as rehabilitation and with therapy and exercises our physios will help you increase your ankle muscle strength and balance so you can avoid reoccurring ankle sprains.

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment which suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.

Sprained Ankle Physiotherapy Treatment, Ankle Injury Pain Management and Rehabilitation with Our Physiotherapists in London at Home or at Our Clinics in London at Our Practices in Monument Moorgate EC3, Belgravia SW1 or Clapham SW4.

  • Our clinic in Monument near Bank, Moorgate and London Bridge
  • Our clinic in Belgravia Westminster near Victoria, Knightsbridge and Sloane Square
  • Our clinics in Clapham near Battersea and Balham

Our clinics are located just 10-15 minutes` travel by public transport from each other.

Home Visit Physiotherapy for Ankle Sprain in London, Physio Treatment at Home in London.

If your ankle sprain makes it difficult for you to travel to our clinic or you prefer to be treated in the comfort of your home for any other reason, we are available to offer sprained ankle physiotherapy assessment and treatment at your home in London.

Ankle Sprain Physiotherapy Covered by All Major Health Insurances incl. AXA, BUPA, CIGNA

Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA InternationalAXA PPP), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised

For more information or to book your sprained ankle physiotherapy appointment in London: 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765

Sports Injury Physiotherapist

Our sports physiotherapists are qualified in treating any sports injuries. They will also advise you on getting back to sports safely and strengthening you muscles to avoid any further issues.

Strained Ankle Physiotherapy

Sports and orthopaedic physiotherapy treatment will help you recover from an ankle sprain and also advise on how to prevent it from reoccurring in the future.

All you need to know about Ankle Sprain Treatment: Ankle Pain Physio Rehabilitation and Ankle Injury in London

What Is a Sprained Ankle?

Ankle sprain occurs when the ligaments of the ankle are torn, twisted or overstretched. This can happen during a fall, accident or overextension and the sprain can be acute. Your ankle sprain can also become repetitive which is usually caused by sports activities, work or daily movements.

Ankle sprain is most often caused by twisting the foot outwards and overstretching the ligament. This happens usually while walking on an uneven surface, running or participating in a sports activity.

The Three Different Levels of Severity of Sprained Ankle

  • Mild ankle sprain – one or more ligaments of the ankle are stretched but not torn. The pain in the ankle is mild and you can still walk on your foot.
  • Moderate ankle sprain – the ligaments of the ankle are partially torn. Your ankle will swell and the pain will be strong but tolerable. This type of sprain will reduce the mobility of the ankle and you will have difficulty stepping on your foot.
  • Severe ankle sprain – one or more ligaments of the ankle are torn. The pain is severe  and the ankle is immobilised.

How Do I Know if My Ankle Is Sprained?

When the ankle is sprained, you may see the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty walking
  • Painful ankle
  • Unstable ankle
  • Swollen ankle
  • Bruised ankle
  • Warm ankleRed ankle

What Shall I Do if I Sprained My Ankle?

The treatment of an ankle sprain depends on how serious the ankle injury is. Mild ankle sprains can be treated using the RICE method:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

Anti-inflammatory medication is recommended for managing ankle pain and reducing the inflammation.

How Fast Does an Ankle Sprain Heal?

The symptoms of a mild ankle sprain usually disappear after applying the RICE method for a couple of days. However if you continue experiencing pain or discomfort, it is best is to contact a physiotherapist or your doctor.  They will assess your sprained ankle and prescribe the ankle sprain treatment that you need. You may need further tests like an x-ray or a scan to determine if there is any damage on your bones or the area around the ankle.

How Does Physiotherapy Treat an Ankle Sprain?

Your physiotherapy treatment for ankle sprain in London will begin with an assessment of the condition of your ankle and which ligament is affected. This will determine what ankle sprain physiotherapy treatment you will need.

After a diagnosis has been established, our ankle pain physiotherapist will create an individualised programme for you that will help manage the pain and work on strengthening the muscles around the ankle to prevent ankle sprain injuries from happening again. Our ankle sprain physios use various techniques for the rehabilitation of an ankle sprain:

  • Ankle sprain pain management
  • Ankle soft-tissue massage
  • Ankle strengthening exercises
  • Ankle balance exercises
  • Ankle joint manipulation

Ankle sprain physiotherapy will successfully alleviate your ankle sprain symptoms and contribute to improving the strength and mobility of your ankle with a long-lasting effect. Ankle sprain prevention is as important as rehabilitation and with suitable exercises and physiotherapy, you will be able to return to your daily activities and sport reassured that an ankle sprain will not happen again.

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment which suits you or would like a home visit, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.

Can an Ankle Sprain Happen again?

Ankle sprain injuries must not be left untreated even if they are mild because they can easily turn into repetitive conditions.

Ankle sprain is caused by the overstretching of one or more ligaments of the ankle, which can reduce the stability of the ankle, making it more prone to get injured again. For this reason it is extremely important to resort to ankle sprain physiotherapy to treat the first ankle injury even if it is mild so you can prevent this from reoccurring.

Even if your ankle sprains become chronic, ankle sprain physiotherapy can help you improve the strength of your muscles and the stability of your ankle if you follow the ankle sprain physio rehabilitation plan that our specialist will create for you.

How Quickly Can My Sprained Ankle Recover with Ankle Sprain Physiotherapy?

The severity of your ankle sprain will determine the duration of your ankle sprain physio rehabilitation.

  • Mild ankle sprains can be managed and brought to recovery with suitable physiotherapy treatment within 2-3 weeks.
  • Moderate ankle sprain involves more extensive damage to the ankle ligaments and will take longer to recover. With ankle sprain physiotherapy it can take as long as 4-8 weeks for your ankle sprains symptoms to disappear and your ankle to recover fully.
  • Severe ankle sprain physiotherapy treatment will depend on the severity of the damage to the ligaments and bones around the ankle. Ankle sprain recovery could take several months, especially if surgery has been done, as rehabilitation will take much longer time and effort.

How Can I Prevent a Sprained Ankle Injury?

Our ankle sprain physiotherapist recommends the following actions so you can protect yourself from repetitive ankle sprains and injuries:

  • Ankle strengthening physiotherapy: our sprained ankle specialised physiotherapist can recommend exercises and advise on how to strengthen your ankle and avoid ankle sprains in your daily activities or while doing sports.
  • Choose comfortable shoes: wearing the right shoes is extremely important in providing support for your ankle for everyday or during sports activities.
  • Ankle taping: the taping method is useful in keeping the ankle supported during sports activities and our physiotherapist can advise you how best to apply it.
  • Always pay attention to the surface you walk, run or play on: uneven surfaces with holes, gravel and rocks increase the risk of sprained ankle .