Ankle Pain Treatment Brisbane
Comprehensive ankle pain treatment in Brisbane
Ankle Pain can have a number of causes including sprains or strains of ligaments muscles or tendons around your ankle or problems with the structures around or within your ankle.
At All Care Physiotherapy, we start with a thorough assessment to understand and diagnose the problem with your ankle and implement the best treatment to get you back to recovery.
During the initial stage of ankle sprains or other pains, it’s important to follow the RICE principle – rest, ice, compression and elevation. These strategies help to limit the bleeding and subsequent swelling that would otherwise occur, restricting the joint range of motion and decreasing pain. These principles should be followed for up to 72hrs post-injury.
Wherever possible limit the activity of the ankle and rest as much as possible. The use of crutches may also be indicated if there extreme pain when putting weight through your foot when walking
Use immediately after the injury. You can use crushed ice wrapped in a damp cloth, reusable frozen gel pack or immersion in a bucket filled with ice and water. Apply the ice pack for approximately 15minutes every 1-2 hours.
Apply a firm but not constricting bandage around your ankle. Start near your toes and work your way up your ankle. Each layer of the bandage should be overlapped by a ½ every time. Finish the bandage a third of the way up your shin.
Raise your ankle above heart level on a couple of pillows for 15 minutes at a time. Elevation can be effective if used in conjunction with ice.
For the ongoing treatment of your ankle pain, it’s important to consult with a physiotherapist to ensure you’re receiving targeted treatment that gets to the root of the problem. Proper treatment and mobilisations of the muscles and tendons in your ankle will increase the strength in your ankle and minimise the chance of further sprains or damage.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Contact All Care Physiotherapy for your comprehensive ankle pain treatment.
At All Care, our philosophy is effective treatment using state of the art technology and treatment methods. Our goal is to ensure you can get back to living without pain as soon as possible, which is why our convenient inner-city clinic is open outside of working hours. Contact us today to start your ankle pain treatment at a time that suits you