Torn Ankle Ligaments


It is more common to tear the lateral ankle ligaments through an inversion injury. This usually happens in sports that involve quick change of direction on uneven surfaces such as soccer fields.

 There is often a loud snapping sound, and depending on the severity of the injury the athlete will often have to stop playing. Swelling usually appears very quickly with bruising. It is important to RICE (rest, ice, compress & elevate) and soon as possible.

Make an appointment with your physio as soon as possible to help reduce the pain and inflammation. It is then important to continue with a rehabilitation programme prescribed by your physiotherapist to help regain mobility, strength, proprioception and sport-specific exercises before returning to sport