An ankle sprain is common and often heals within weeks. At the same time, there is a risk of consecutive injury or consecutive ankle sprains. You could spend weeks healing only to roll your ankle again. This re-injury is fairly common with ankle sprains, which is why so many people end up with weak ankles leaving them susceptible to multiple injuries.
Weak ankles are a consequence of a previous ankle injury. This ankle injury, often a sprain, may have happened years ago, but still the ankle is weak and a person doesn’t know why. A weak ankle is susceptible to commonplace injury and poor balance. This is one problem that is easily fixed but most are just unaware that it is the reason why ankle injuries keep happening.
Ankle Sprains are common but chronic ankle sprains are common also. A chronic ankle sprain occurs when you have sprained your ankle, went through a healing process, and then suddenly sprained your ankle again. This is a nuisance as you will have to spend another six weeks in recovery.
Many people succumb to multiple ankles sprains one right after another. At Cross Bay Physical Therapy, we help our patients understand how to avoid this terrible fate. It is an awful experience to spend weeks resting and healing your ankle only to twist it again after a few days and have to spend more weeks in pain and physical therapy.
Most people have no clue that Physical Therapy is one of the most important recovery activities you can do after an ankle sprain. An ankle sprain seems like a simple injury, where a person just waits it out and then after a few weeks, the person will be back to normal. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case.