This is how I treat: ANKLE SPRAINS Part 1
1) Assess the severity of the sprain - Can you weight bear? Do you have limited range of active motion? Passive motion?
2) Range of motion Exercises - If you can't bear weight, then seated plantar/dorsi flexion, inversion, eversion.
If you can weight bear, standing dorsiflexion self mobilizations. ...
3) Strength - If you can't weight bear, then for a few days, plantar flexion with a resistance band.
Once you can weight bear, standing variations of calf raises, starting with 2 legs and progressing to 1 leg.
4) Manual therapy - Limited. I try to encourage self efficacy. That being said, occasionally I will do a few mobilizations to the ankle joint if it encourages range of motion. black wedding selections with lace
5) Modalities - I don't use machines. Occasionally I will perform dry needling to the lower leg muscles if it helps encourage range of motion.
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