Strained Ankle

Strained Ankle Physiotherapy Treatment at Home or at Our Practices in London. Sports Physiotherapist Specialised in Ankle Strain Rehabilitation.

Best Ankle Strain Physiotherapist in London. Physio Specialised in Strained Ankle Injury Rehabilitation and Sports Physiotherapy

Strained Ankle physiotherapistOur specialised sports physiotherapists in London have extensive training and years of experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of ankle strains as well as any other ankle pain or ankle injuries. Our physios apply specific therapy techniques to alleviate ankle pain and to speed the rehabilitation of an ankle injury. They will also provide advice on personalised physiotherapy exercises for you to do so you can improve the strength and mobility of your ankle and prevent ankle injuries from happening in the future.

What Is an Ankle Strain?

An ankle strain is an injury that happens when the muscle or tendon in the ankle is pulled, twisted or torn. Strained ankle usually occurs as a result of a single trauma like a fall or incorrect movement. It can also become chronic, starting gradually over several days or weeks and developing into a constant reoccurring pain due to consistent pressure on the ankle muscles (e.g. regularly playing sports).

Ankle strain is considered a less serious injury, however it is important to seek help from a qualified physiotherapist so that you can make sure that the injury doesn’t worsen over time or become chronic. This is particularly important if you take part in any sports activities, because ankle strain can cause long-term pain if left untreated.

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.

How to Know if I Have a Strained Ankle?

Ankle strain is caused by overstretching, tearing or twisting of ankle tendons (and/or ankle muscles). Tendons are made of fibrous tissue that connects the muscles to the bones.

The symptoms of a strained ankle are as follows:

  • Ankle pain: the pain can start gradually and increase over time or can be sharp straight after the injury happens. Weak ankle with muscle cramps:sometimes when the ankle is strained, you can experience muscle cramps around the ankle or in your shins and calves. This will affect your mobility and sports activities.
  • Swollen ankle: Ankle strain can cause swelling of the ankle and even inflammation and redness in more severe cases. Your ankle may feel hot and sensitive to the touch.
  • Limited mobility: if your ankle injury is more severe, the pain you are experiencing may limit the movement of your ankle.

Ankle Strain Physiotherapy in London at Our Practices in Monument Moorgate EC3, Belgravia SW1 or Clapham SW4, Ankle Pain Management and Rehabilitation with Our Sports and Orthopaedic Physiotherapists, Ankle Tendon Injury Treatment.

Our experienced sports and orthopaedic physiotherapists and osteopaths offer strained ankle treatments at our practices in London:

  • 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

If you cannot find a suitable appointment in your clinic of preference, our clinics are located just 10-15 minutes` travel from each other.

Ankle Strain Physio Treatment at Home, Strained Ankle Home Visit Physiotherapy

We can offer ankle physiotherapy assessment and treatment at your home in London. If you are experiencing pain or your ankle strain prevents you from walking, we can visit you at home and provide the treatment that you need.

Strained Ankle 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 ankle strain physiotherapy appointment in London: 0207 125 0262 / 0782 455 3765

Ankle Sprain Physiotherapy

Our physiotherapist specialised in ankle treatment can help you recover from your ankle sprain with tailored methods and exercises, and also give you advice on how to prevent ankle injury from reoccurring.

Sports Physiotherapy

If you suffer from a sports injury, need help to get back to training or simply improve your fitness, our physiotherapists specialised in personal training are here to help.

More Information about Strained Ankle, Ankle Injury and Ankle Pain Physiotherapy Treatment and Rehabilitation in London

How Do Physiotherapists Treat Ankle Strain?

Ankle strains are usually not considered a severe injury but if the symptoms do not disappear within a couple of days, it is best for you to consult a qualified physiotherapist. Don’t delay contacting your physio because the sooner you get your ankle strain assessed and treated, the higher the chance to recover.

If the ankle strain is mild, the sports physiotherapist will give you some exercises to do to regain your ankle mobility and improve the strength and balance of your ankle. The sports physio will prepare a personalised plan for you with exercises to do at home between the sessions. Our ankle specialist will also treat your ankle pain with various techniques like manipulation and gentle massage. It is important to follow the prescribed physiotherapy programme and exercise on a daily basis so you can achieve quick rehabilitation of your ankle muscles and regain your full mobility.

Our physiotherapists consider prevention as important as rehabilitation and will give you specific advice on how to avoid any ankle injuries in the future and strengthen your ankle muscles to prevent ankle strains from happening again.

How Fast Does an Ankle Strain Heal with Ankle Strain Physiotherapy?

Ankle strains usually heal within a few weeks if treated appropriately. You will recover the full strength and range of motion of your ankle if you follow the rehabilitation plan recommended by your physiotherapist.

In cases when the ankle strain is more severe, it may take much longer and you may need additional treatment in the form of medication, protective equipment like plaster or in the worst cases even ankle surgery. The help of a qualified physiotherapist is even more important in these cases to ensure full recovery and appropriate pain management in the process.

What Can I Do to Prevent Ankle Strains?

Stretching and warming up before exercising and any sports activity should be an important part of your daily routine. Like with any injuries, including these simple actions in your activity programme can also prevent ankle strains. Stretching your muscles on a daily basis will contribute to improving the strength of your ankle muscles and make it less likely to be injured.

Our specialised sports physiotherapist can help you prepare a stretching routine to strengthen your ankle muscles and prevent any further injuries. It is important to follow the advice of a qualified specialist so you avoid experiencing ankle pain and getting reoccurring ankle strains.

How to Treat My Strained Ankle?

If your ankle strain is mild, you can treat it yourself by applying the RICE method:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compression
  • Elevation

This will help resolve the issue within a few days. If you are experiencing pain, you can apply anti-inflammatory medication that you can buy in pharmacies without prescription. You need to monitor the healing process and if the symptoms of your ankle strain don’t disappear within a few days or if the ankle pain increases, you have to seek help from a qualified physiotherapist.

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.