Ankle Sprains are sometimes a type of ankle injury encountered as we rush and dodge obstacles on the streets and parks of New York City getting to and from work and sports activities.
Ankle sprains are not the same as ankle strains which is an injury to the muscle causing it to be over stretched or torn. Ankle sprains are caused by a partial or complete tear in one of the ligaments of the ankle.
There are three types of ankle sprains, inversion or lateral ankle sprains affecting the anterior talofibular ligament, eversion of medial ankle sprains affecting the deltoid ligament and high ankle sprains that affects the muscles of the lower leg.
A typically advised protocol called RICE is an acronym that stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation along with proper medical treatment.
Physical therapists at our NYC medical facility provide treatment for ankle sprains to help you get back on your feet and back to all your activities.