What is a sprain?
A sprained ankle corresponds to stretching or tearing of one or more of its ligaments.
The probabilities of recurrence of sprained ankle are 50%: it is therefore very important to prevent it with adequate treatment, consisting of an orthotic device and exercises.
How can it be recognized?
A sharp pain at the location of the injury and the resulting swelling of the ankle are the typical symptoms. Their degree depends on the severity of the damage.
In the event of a sprain, it is recommended to rest the ankle, immobilize it with a bandage and apply ice. Then be sure to consult a physician.
Treatment solutions for a sprain
- Opt for a foot orthosis
Although wearing a foot orthosis is not a treatment for a sprain, it can contribute to reducing the risk of recurrence by offering more stability and better support to the foot and the ankle and maintaining the alignments of the lower limbs, while controlling pronation during walking.
- Wear an ankle brace
Use of an ankle brace following a sprain helps reduce the risk of recurrence by stabilizing the joint.
- Choose an orthopedic shoe
It is recommended to wear an adapted shoe that has a heel lower than one inch and high reinforcements to offer the ankle optimum stability.