What Is An Ankle Sprain?

From the playground when we were young, to stepping off the curb as an adult, ankle sprains are a common injury that most of us have experienced at some point in our life. So, what is an ankle sprain and why do they happen? Generally speaking, they are caused when the ankle moves rapidly out of position, which can stretch or tear structural ligaments. Common causes of ankle sprains can include jumping and landing incorrectly, exercising on uneven surfaces where your body is unstable or even an outside force like the ground or person that causes your ankle to twist.

Signs & Symptoms of Ankle Sprains

Bruising, swelling, tenderness to the touch and pain when bearing weight are all common symptoms of ankle sprains.

Ankle Sprain Treatment at Kinetic

We see patients who come to us with ankle sprain symptoms frequently and we achieve excellent results by combining state-of-the-art Functional Rehabilitation with soft-tissue treatment. Utilizing gold standard therapies such as Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.), Graston, Cupping, Kinesiology tape and instrument assisted therapy, we make sure your ankle is treated properly and you are getting out of pain as quickly as possible.

How can Kinetic help my Ankle Sprain?

At Kinetic we don't just focus or treat the pain site, we also focus on the pain source. We look for dysfunctions up and down the chain to see what caused the initial problem. We take you through an extensive movement assessment to look at your body mechanics and to make sure that once you get out of pain, you stay out of pain. From your assessment, we will develop a progressive Functional Rehab Program so you are able to get back out there and do what you love. Do you want to enjoy a trail run, play basketball or just be able to play with your child without pain? Come talk to us; we can help you CHANGE YOUR STORY!