Reoccurring Ankle Sprains & Ligament Injuries

The most common acute sporting injuries seen are acute ankle sprains or ligament injuries in the ankle. The ankle has many ligaments to support the foot in different directions. These ligaments are usually damaged by quick turns, explosive twists or ‘going over’ on your foot.

There are 3 possible grades of tear to any ligament simply numbered 1,2 and 3, with grade 1 being minor damage and grade 3 being a complete tear.

If you suspect ligament damage in your ankle or an ankle sprain you should book a consultation with Archview Physiotherapy Clinic. Here one of our physiotherapists, physical therapists or sports therapists can assess and determine which ligament is injured, what grade of tear you may have and can then proceed to treat the injury.

Initially for any ankle sprain or ligament injury rest, ice, compression and elevation, also known as RICE, is recommended to reduce swelling and it enhances a quicker recovery in the initial 24 -48 hours. From there your therapist will work with you to restore a full range of motion, strengthen and condition the surrounding muscles and ligaments, work on proprioception and balance and eventually use functional exercises to aid in your return to daily life or sport.

If the correct rehabilitation is not followed it is very likely for a person to endure multiple or reoccurring ankle sprains. Many people claim it is due to having ‘weak’ ankles. However, with professional rehabilitation this problem will be minimised.

Call (01)4913228 or email to book a consultation with one of our team to start your recovery.

Dry needling: Is it the miracle cure to stiff muscles?

Dry needling is a revolutionary approach to treating muscle pain and stiffness. The results can be astounding. If you are experiencing flexibility and stretching just isn’t getting you anywhere opt for a dry needling session at the clinic. Your physiotherapists will explain in full how the needle deactivates the painful knots with the release of a twitch! If you want to see results fast this is an excellent therapy to try. Don’t worry it an evidence-based treatment. So there’s no lets see if it works. It’s proven to work.

At Archview Physiotherapy we use dry needling as part of our overall physiotherapy approach when required. Not all our physiotherapists are dry needlist so if you would like to try it do request dry needling treatment when booking so we can allocate the appropriate physiotherapist for you. Dry needling is great for treating: sports injuries,  flexibility problems,  neck pain, back pain and much much more! Refer to the page on dry needling for further details to this treatment.

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