By Justin Yeoh, Musculoskeletal, Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant
An ankle sprain is one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries across all sports; from football to running, from rugby to simply walking. A sprain occurs when the ankle is usually ‘rolled’ (inverted) and can be a contact or non-contact injury. Typically, there is damage to the ligament or ligaments on the outer (lateral) side of the ankle, which helps support the joint.
Justin Yeoh, Sports and Exercise Medicine Consultant who consults at Prime Health in Weybridge, Surrey has treated countless patients, including many professional sports players, for a sprained ankle. Justin advises that while the treatment and management of such an injury can be straightforward, for many patients, ensuring a quick return to activity and minimising any long-term damage, is paramount and their top priority. Here Justin shares his expert advice and recommendations for treating a sprained ankle and the transition to returning to activity.