|Medial ankle sprain (on the inside of the ankle)|
|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|
|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
WHICH HEALTH PROFESSIONAL TO CONSULT
|PHYSIO X||MEDIC X||PODIATRY |