A sprained ankle occurs when the ankle rolls, twists, or turns awkwardly. There are two types: lateral and medial sprains. Lateral sprains happen when the foot rolls inward. It is the most common type of sprain, with pain usually focused on the outside of the ankle. A medial sprain occurs when the foot rolls outward. This type of sprain usually happens with higher forces, like a fall or impact, and is more likely to be associated with fractures. All sprains involve damage to ligaments. Depending on the severity, the damage can be the ligament stretching a bit too far, or it can mean a tear.
Many have heard of the RICE (Rest, Ice Compression, Elevate) approach for ankle sprains however this is an out-dated concept. Recent research suggests the PEACE and LOVE approach as described below. You can read more about this here if you are interested but for those who have recently suffered an ankle sprain, having a clinician up to date on current best practices may make all the difference in the world. At Nevada Physical Therapy, we can help create a structured plan to get you back to doing what you want to do. During treatment, you will learn the basics of exercise progression to expose your ankle gradually to higher force environments. Then, it won't be too long before you are back to running, jumping, or skating at the level you were before the sprain.
PEACE and LOVE is what acute ankle injuries need!
Nick was so attentive to my needs and he structured his schedule to fit mine. My therapy was focused on my strengths and weaknesses; therefore, my recovery time was much shorter than expected. I highly recommend Nevada Physical Therapy for any lingering pain you may be experiencing.Read More Reviews
I cannot say enough positive things about this place. Came in with an ACL injury. I spent a few weeks working with jonathan. His evidence-based approach and motivational ability was really really inspiring. He helped me get back to normal and then some!Read More Reviews
DAKOTA EZELL is at the top of MY list as a highly skilled, intuitive, present professional who values and treats me as a whole person, not just someone to fill a time slotRead More Reviews
The best Physical Therapy place I have ever visited. Rare to see an emphasis on finding the best method to improve injury instead of giving everyone the same plan. But the best part about this place is it's approach to well being during and after PT.Read More Reviews
I was referred to Brian Fearnley by someone with significant credibility. I consider working with Brian a huge stroke of luck. This specific 'PT' is increasing my recovery potential a hundred fold. Brian knows his stuff. He is well versed in PT. He has athletic history at UNR and is active in our local community. He is clearly in this profession to help people recover and get under their own power.Read More Reviews
After two plus years of hip pain, three other physical therapists, quarterly injections and no relief, Crista made the pain go away! If I could give her and this practice 10 stars I'd do it!Read More Reviews
As a professional athlete, injuries can make or break a career. Luckily, in my case, I had Nevada Physical Therapy on my side. Not only did they physically help me recover from a meniscus surgery, but they provided the best emotional support you could ask for in such a difficult time.Read More Reviews
Phenomenal. I had some brutal injuries that resulted in four surgeries and seriously disrupted my life. There can be no doubt that the quality of life I enjoy today was a direct result of working with Nevada Physical Therapy.Read More Reviews
I attended Nevada Physical Therapy for my post surgery physical therapy and have nothing but great things to say. For any of you reading this, this place is by far the best physical therapy place I have ever attended with exceptional staff. I had the pleasure to work with Dakota who is extremely knowledgeable, patient and would go above and beyond to make sure you're taken care of.Read More Reviews