There’s really no one-size-fits-all recovery time period for rehabbing an injured ankle. Because sprains are categorized by degrees of the injury, you need to look for milestones that you’ve hit in your recovery journey to begin and to step up rehabbing exercises before you are fully healed from your ankle injury. Here’s a timeline of milestones you should aim for during your recovery process.
If you’ve been diagnosed with a sprained ankle by Frisco podiatrist Dr. Verville, she’ll likely prescribe you some rehab exercises to do. The exact start date of when you should begin exercising your injured ankle will depend on the degree of sprain your have. But generally speaking, the type of exercises you’ll need to do to get back into tip-top shape will be calf stretches, heel stretches, leg strengthening exercises, and balance exercises.
Frisco residents shouldn’t think that just because they believe they have a sprained ankle, they should just wrap it, then grin and bear it. Anytime you believe you’ve injured your foot or ankle; you need a proper examination and diagnosis by a specialized podiatrist like Dr. Verville of RNV Podiatry. Without a professional’s diagnosis – and prescribed treatment plan…(more)
Anyone who hasn’t experienced a sprained ankle before will likely do so at some point in their life. It’s one of the most common injuries people experience, and intense exercising doesn’t even have to happen for it to occur. Simply stepping the wrong way or losing balance can lead to a sprained ankle. While there are different severities of…(more)
Whether it’s rolling your ankle playing sports or even just twisting it stepping down some stairs, one of the most painful injuries that we treat is an ankle sprain. Frisco patients should take extreme care with a sprained ankle. It is an injury that is often not taken seriously. However, an untreated sprain can cause all sorts of future…(more)
One of the most common injuries that we treat is an ankle sprain. Frisco patients usually want to know how long they’ll have to wait for their ankle to heal so they can get back on their feet. While this is a difficult question to answer without knowing the exact details of your specific case, there is a general…(more)
Have you ever sprained your ankle? If you have, unfortunately, you’ve increased your chances of an ankle sprain happening to you again. The recurrence rate is at least 30 percent, but may be as high as 80 percent depending on what numbers you look at. About half of recurrent ankle sprains result in chronic pain or disability, so preventing…(more)
Ankle sprains are inconvenient. They prevent you from playing your favorite sports, doing your daily workout, and even make it tough to do your regular errands around Frisco. Many times, after Dr. Verville treats a patient with an ankle sprain, one of the first questions the person asks is, “Okay, so when will I be able to get back…(more)
You sprained your ankle years—even decades ago—but recently, you’ve been experiencing pain and stiffness in that area again. You are positive that it’s not another sprain or injury, but you’re not sure what’s going on. A friend in Frisco mentioned that you might have arthritis caused by your previous ankle sprain, but is that even possible? Unfortunately, it is…(more)
Few things are worse than the moment you feel your ankle roll out from under you and it makes that telltale popping sound. You know what just happened—you sprained your ankle—but what are you supposed to do next? What you do immediately following an ankle sprain can have a direct effect on your recovery time, pain levels, and how…(more)