Medial ankle sprain

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INJURY TITLE

Medial ankle sprain (on the inside of the ankle)

 

 

INJURY OVERVIEW

Less common than the lateral ankle sprain because the ankle is structured in such a way to prevent this type of injury

 

 

INJURY IN-DEPTH INFORMATION

The ligaments on the inside of the ankle are much bigger and stronger than that of the outside of the ankle.  Also the outside ankle bone extends further down than the inside one. Because of this, it is harder for the ankle to complete the movement necessary to cause this injury.

 

It is not impossible however, and because of the structural limitations, is often associated with an ankle fracture (usually involving the outside ankle bone).

 

 

COMMON SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

Pain and swelling over the inside of the ankle and foot.

Reduced range of active and passive movement of the ankle.

Inability to weight bear

Inability to walk

 

 

HOW IS IT ASSESSED

As per lateral sprain

 

 

 

 

GENERAL TREATMENT

As per lateral sprain

If fractured, then X-Ray would help clarify the nature of the fracture, and a subsequent care plan would be sought from there.  It is likely that a period of immobilisation and non weight bearing would be required.

 

 

Exercise Videos: i.e.

Rotator cuff strengthening

Pec stretch

etc

 

 

WHICH HEALTH PROFESSIONAL TO CONSULT

PHYSIO     X MEDIC     X PODIATRY     

 

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