Sports Rehab Physio Therapy

The ligaments of the ankle joint are comprised of the medial (inner) and lateral (outer) compartments. They work together to provide stability to the ankle. The medial ligaments are thicker and stronger than the lateral ligaments because the medial bands form a mass surrounding the inner part of the ankle. This is why it’s relatively more common to see lateral ligament injuries.


  • Twisting/rolling mechanism
  • i.e. walking with high heels, landing on uneven ground, playing sports


  • Pain and tenderness with pressure and stretching
  • Swelling
  • Redness and warmth
  • Limping due to pain

Rehabilitation program:

  • Cryotherapy
  • Electrotherapy
  • Laser
  • Ankle taping
  • Exercises
  • Transverse friction massage
  • Gait assessment
  • Balance and proprioception exercises

Self-Help Tips:

  • Rest
  • Elevate and ice to reduce swelling and inflammation
  • Support with an ankle brace and supportive shoe
  • Avoid H.A.R.M. – Heat, Alcohol, Running, and Massage

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