What and where is the injury ?WHAT:Partial tearing of the ligamentAnkle joint is examined and moved incertainways, abnormal looseness (laxity) of the anklejoint occursYour ligaments are partially tornWHERE:Lateral part of the ankle
Initial Signs & Symptoms Moderate to severe pain Swelling and stiffness Minor bruising may be evident Decreased range of motion Possible instability Inability to walk in a normal fashion
Treatments RICE (2 days) Rest Ice Compression Elevation Range of motion exercises Stretching/Strengthening exercises Follow up with icing (pain and swelling goes away) Immobilization with air splint
Prognosis Grade 1 or 2 – 2-6 weeks, sometimes more depends if you’re doing your treatments and exercises. Your doctor will do a follow up and trainer to see how you are doing.