Physiotherapy for sprains and strains in Cambridge

The most common ankle injury we see at our physiotherapy clinic in Cambridge are sprains. Many are sports-related injuries, but we also see plenty of people with ankle sprains which happened when they were simply walking on uneven ground.

For the majority of people the pain is caused by injury of the ligaments around the ankle and, except in severe cases, it’s important to keep moving it because it will heal more quickly.

Signs and symptoms of an ankle sprain

Ankle sprains often occur when the foot is twisted or rolls inwards, causing the ligaments to be forcefully stretched. A bit of swelling and stiffness is common and it may be tender or sore when you stand on it. Sometimes you might see bruising.

Most ankle injuries respond well to physiotherapy

Our physiotherapists use a range of early treatments for sports injuries and ankle sprains including ultrasound, taping, joint mobilisations and sports massage. The likelihood that it might happen again is also much reduced with an effective program of rehabilitation and strength training to restore full movement, strengthen supporting muscles and improve your balance reactions. We’ll get you back to your normal sport or activities rapidly and safely.

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