An ankle sprain is a common injury often requiring only 6 weeks of healing. During this period, rest, icing, and compression are key to helping the damaged tissue around the ankle heal. Unfortunately, many people are left with weak ankles after an ankle injury and suffer multiple ankle sprains.
High Ankle Sprain
An ankle sprain injury requires physical therapy. The reason is because once the ankle is sprained, the surrounding ligaments and tendons are weak. They cannot support the weight and balance of your body meaning any little misstep can cause the ankle to re-twist or re-roll.
An ankle sprain is extremely common but with physical therapy, can happen over and over again always delaying the full recovery of the ankle. While a simple sprain seems like you can “just walk it off”, the ankle is weakened by the tendon and ligament damage. This means, because the ankle is weaker, it can not support your body’s weight and balance as well.