Physiotherapy For Ankle Guide

Ankle physiotherapy is often the best solution after suffering from an injury such as a fracture, sprain or damage to the ligaments. Ankle physiotherapy exercises can help patients to regain full movement, to restore function and to protect against further injury. By following a rehabilitation physiotherapy regime, you should be back to full mobility within 2 to 12 weeks depending on the severity of your original injury.

Types Of Ankle Injury That Could Benefit From Physiotherapy

There are several types of ankle injury that could benefit from physiotherapy. These include all three grades of sprain, ankle instability, post-surgery rehabilitation, rehabilitation following a fracture or simply to treat pain in the foot and ankle joint.

Is There Any Helpful Physiotherapy for Ankle Injury I Can Get for Free?

If you have suffered a broken or sprained ankle, you could be eligible to receive a free treatment such as medical compresses and icepacks. Many UK nationals can claim treatment for their condition totally free, assisting a quicker recovery. If you would like to find out if any of this treatment is available to you, then please contact us today to find out.

What Are The Aims Of Ankle Physiotherapy Exercises?

An ankle injury can increase your chances of being injured again by up to 70%, however by following the right post-injury rehabilitation regime, it is possible to decrease that risk significantly. Physiotherapy for ankle injuries is an essential form of treatment to rehabilitate the ankle effectively and thus to prevent any recurrence. The aims of physiotherapy treatment include:

  • To protect the ankle from further injury and to control pain and inflammation
  • To remain the full range of movement in the ankle
  • To strengthen the muscles of the calf and ankle
  • To restore balance and joint proprioception
  • To restore the normal function of the joint
  • To improve agility and speed
  • To allow for a graduated return to sports

What Free Private Ankle Physiotherapy Can I Qualify For?

You may not think you’re eligible, but millions of people with injuries across the UK can get access to free, private treatment for your broken or strained ankle. We have lots of treatments available, and dependant on where you live, all of this can be delivered free by healthcare professionals. The treatments we offer area able to help your ankle recover quicker, getting you back on your feet faster than you’d expect.

Sprained Ankle Rehab Timeline

The amount of time taken for your ankle to recover from a sprain depends on the severity of the original injury. Ligaments take a minimum of six weeks to be fully healed, however the strength in the muscles, the range of movement and the return to complete function may vary dramatically between cases. As a general guideline, a mild injury will heal completely within 2 -3 weeks, however for full maturation of the scar tissue to occur, 6 weeks will be required.

How Can I Recover Safer and Possibly Faster?

For a moderate injury to the ankle ligaments, a recovery period of between 4 and 6 weeks will be necessary, and a more extensive and complex rehabilitation process will be required. If the patient has suffered from a very severe injury such as a ruptured ligament or fracture, an even longer time will be required for rehabilitation of between 6 and 12 weeks. You may be even be eligible for free physiotherapy in your area to aid with the recovery process, just give us a call and we’ll let you know right away.

Contact Us Today And Discover If You Could Be Eligible For Free Private Physiotherapy

Many people are unaware that they may be able to benefit from private physiotherapy for ankle injuries in order to restore full movement and to help them to return to work more rapidly. If you want to find out whether you are eligible to receive free private physiotherapy treatments for your ankle injury, call Medical Expert on 020 3870 4868 today to find out more. In less than a minute, you can discover whether you could benefit from a course of private treatment with no extra charge in your area and be on the road to recovery in no time.