Ankle sprains are one of the most common sporting injuries across all field sports.
The best way to rehabilitate it, is to move it! To do this, you will need to work on your calf strength (exercise no.1), proprioception (exercise no.2) and hip/knee/ankle flexibility and coordination (exercise no.3).
Ankle sprains have a very high recurrence rate of approximately 30%. A complete rehabilitation program, based on your key deficits, can dramatically reduce the risk of re-injury.
You can also try this test below, which is used to determine your ankle flexibility. You want it to be the same both sides and ideally have greater than 10cm of range.
You can read more about the facts and figures and anatomy of ankle sprains in our blog from 2017 Here.
Andrew Clark is a father of 3 and the owner and principal physiotherapist at Clinical Physiotherapy, St Ives. He graduated with a Masters degree from the University of Sydney in 2010 and has since had 10 years experience working in musculoskeletal private practice. He has undergone extensive professional development and has experience treating a wide variety of patients and musculoskeletal conditions.