April 2022 | Monthly News & Updates

Submitted by Kelli Jacobs

Kelli Jacobs Occupational Therapist | Certified Hand Therapist | Development Director 1993 – current at RCCA Certified Hand Therapist, CHT 1993, BS, FIU, Miami FL

Ankle Sprains

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.

What is an ankle sprain?

Call RCCA now to schedule your Therapy Evaluation

561-655-7266


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