Ligaments are not the only structures affected with joint sprains. The most common joint sprain is an ankle sprain and the ligaments at the outside of the foot are commonly over stretched. In order to make an early return to sports you must seek physical therapy almost immediately after the injury occurred.
Muscles can become overstretched as a result of an ankle sprain and must be treated along with the ligament and joint. An assessment from the pelvis to the foot is often conducted to reduce the risk of repeatedly spraining the ankle.
At Harbour clinic we have specialised scanning equipment of your gait and feet that can help us diagnose and resolve repeated sprains to the ankle. During physical therapy of an ankle sprain, the focus is on resolving the pain first and foremost, returning normal range of motion to the joint, restoring strength to the joint and finally teaching you exercises to help prevent a re-occurrence.
The same process applies to any other joint in the body, shoulder, wrist and knee. Contact us at our Dublin clinic today and allow us restore your good health.