Did you trip and fall? Accidentally had another person step on your foot?
Jump for the ball and land awkwardly?
All these activities can lead to a painful sprained ankle.
In fact, 23,000 ankle sprains occur every day in the United States.
That’s over 8 million ankle sprains a year!
What is an Ankle Sprain?
An ankle sprain is an injury that occurs when you roll, twist, or turn your ankle and it stretches or tears the ligaments.
How do I Treat an Ankle Sprain?
The first step is RICE:
Rest | Ice | Compression |Elevation
Check with your medical professional to determine severity of sprain and rule out a fracture.
The road to recovery can continue with the help of physical therapy.
The risk of reinjury is highest in the year immediately following the initial sprain.
Call RCCA now to schedule your Therapy Evaluation
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