What is Ankle Sprain?
Ankle sprains injury is a common and frequently disabling condition. The ankle is an important joint that consists of three distinct bones held together by several ligaments. When these ligaments are injured either through overuse or trauma, ankle sprains can occur. Symptoms include swelling, redness, pain, decreased range of motion, and instability in the ankle joint. The severity of ankle sprain injuries can range from mild to severe and the best course of treatment will depend on the degree to which the ankle was damaged.
Depending on the cause, ankle sprains can typically be managed with rest, ice applications, compression bandages and support devices such as braces or casts. In more serious cases, surgery may be necessary in order to correct any permanent structural damage resulting from ankle sprain injuries.
Benefits of Ankle Sprain Treatment
Ankle sprains can be a painful, debilitating injury that can take a while to heal. Receiving proper ankle sprain treatment from an experienced healthcare provider can help expedite the healing process and give you the best chance at a full recovery. Depending on the severity of the injury, ankle sprain treatment may include Physical Therapy exercises to improve strength, range of motion, and mobility.
Additionally, some ankle sprain treatments involve utilizing ankle braces and ankle supports during activity in order to prevent re-injury. As this type of injury is very common among athletes, ankle sprain treatment is important for anyone looking to maintain an active lifestyle in a safe and effective way.
Ankle Sprains Injury Treatment
Ankle sprains injuries can range from mild to severe depending on the extent of the sprain, and many treatment options exist for ankle sprains.
Initial treatments may include rest, icing, compression bandaging and elevation, but sometimes more intensive physical therapy is required to ensure proper ankle stability and mobility. Physical therapy might involve stretching exercises and manual techniques to further reduce swelling and pain. Severe ankle sprains may require surgical intervention if ligament or tendon injuries are present.
Ultimately, ankle sprains injury treatment should be tailored by a healthcare professional on an individual basis in order to determine the best course of action for each patient.
ANKLE SPRAINS INJURY FAQ's
We like to allow 60 mins for your initial biomechanical consultation, to ensure we have a thorough history, assessment, and diagnosis, it will also allow us to formulate the right treatment plan tailored specifically to you, so you can achieve your goals as soon as possible.
Subsequent consults are approximately 30 minutes, which will include relevant treatments, assessments and progress checks.
Yes, we have a Hicaps machine onsite, which will allow for instant rebates.
- Runners / Shoes
- Previous Orthotics or Inserts
- Active wear (Allows us to conduct a thorough assessment)
- X rays, Ultrasounds, CT or MRI scans
- Medical Reports (If any)
- Referral Letter (If you have one)
- Private Health Insurance Card
An initial consultation is $110 and review consultations are $90
For HCC holders or Concession Card Holders: $98 Initial and $83 review consult.
Both of which can be rebated as per your private health insurance, or Medicare.
No, you do not need a referral, we are primary care health practitioners, meaning we would be your first point of contact with any foot, ankle, or leg concern.
However, those with a chronic disease, may be eligible for a EPC Care Plan through their GP, this will enable a Medicare rebate for the consultation.
Our podiatry clinic is located at 7/101 Burgundy Street, Heidelberg VIC (Opposite the Commonwealth Bank).
There is ample parking at the rear of the clinic, off Cape Street, Heidelberg.
Yes, our podiatry clinic accepts NDIS participants who are self-managed, or plan managed.
You should book in with a podiatrist if you: Have pain in your heel, foot, leg, or ankle.
Many people believe foot pain is a normal part of life, however a podiatrist is your best bet, as we are experts in the foot and ankle and can help treat your concern on the spot.
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