A lateral ankle sprain (LAS) occurs when you twist or roll your ankle inward.
This can happen by walking/running on an uneven surface, stepping on someone else’s foot, pivoting or changing direction during sport.
The severity of the sprain can range from mild to severe.
Usually, this abrupt inward ankle twist or roll will lead to a stretch or
a tear, partial or complete, of the lateral ligament complex of your ankle.
In the very moment preceding the sprain, your ankle muscles will tend to protect you with a forceful contraction. Sometimes, this can lead to muscle spasms and/or a small bone fracture where the muscle attaches to your foot.
The peroneal nerve and the ligaments of your foot may also be overstretched during a lateral ankle sprain.
Everyone will react differently after an injury and recovery will depend on the severity of the sprain. LAS can cause but is not limited to, pain, difficulty in weight-bearing activities, swelling, ecchymosis, pins & needles.
The severity of the sprain, your rehabilitation plan, your health status, your fitness level and your nutrition affect recovery time. Generally, you can expect to fully recover from a lateral ankle sprain.
Class IV Laser and acupuncture are large parts of our treatments. They provides safe and effective, treatment for knee pain and injury. Patients generally respond well to treatments and should notice pain relief after a few treatments. Our treatments use the latest Class IV Lasers and as well as other therapies including myofascial release and acupuncture to help reduce the pain, strengthen the muscles and increase range of motion. Most importantly these treatments help reduce inflammation/swelling, which helps with increasing function, pain relief and speeding up a return to normal life.
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