Fast Ankle Sprain Recovery

We specialize in treating ankle sprains at Skare Spine & Performance

Ankle sprains are a common sports injury that we frequently address here in Rochester. With more than 2 million athletes experiencing ankle sprains each year, taking preventive measures and prioritizing swift recovery is crucial.

Almost everyone knows the RICE method, which stands for rest, ice, compress, and elevate, and has been the standard protocol for decades.

However, this is changing, and research advocates for rehabilitation immediately following a sprain. Ankle sprains loaded from day one have better outcomes and show that the athlete gets back on the field quicker.

The Days of Ice and Rest Are Over.

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Ankle Sprain Rehab at Skare Spine & Performance

How We Help You:

Early weight bearing is one of the biggest predictors of return to play for ankle sprains. The quicker we can start working on restoring range of motion, balance, and strength, the quicker and better ankle sprains heal up.

To the athlete's tolerance, we begin rehabilitation immediately. This includes balance training, proper foot activation, loading, and range of motion exercises, and will continue to progress to activities to get the athlete ready for competition. 

We will also utilize the following:

With this protocol, we successfully treat ankle sprains and get athletes back on the field sooner.

Types of Ankle Sprains

  • Inversion, the most common ankle sprain, is when your foot rolls inward.
  • Eversion, is when the ankle rolls outward and damages the deltoid ligament.
  • High Ankle Sprain, damage can occur to the ligaments that connect the tibia and fibula (lower leg bones); these can be the most severe.
  • Chronic Ankle Sprains, happen when you repeatedly roll your ankle and experience chronic instability. 

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy for Ankle Sprains

Blood Flow Restriction can help reduce pain and speed healing of acute ankle sprains.

Ankle Sprain Rehab

Using a balance board to increase proprioception and balance of the foot and ankle is important in recovery and to prevent further ankle sprains.

You are 19 times more likely to sprain an ankle if you have in the past. But you can reduce those chances by 77% by doing 5 minutes of balance board training per day.

Get the best sports chiropractic care in Rochester at Skare Spine & Performance!

We love treating ankle and helping athletes and active individuals return to peak performance.

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