The ankle is the joint between the foot and the leg, composed of three separate bones. This joint allows humans to walk, run, jump, and perform a variety of other actions. It permits movement and contributes to lower limb stability.
A Sprained Ankle often happens when you do not pay attention. You overlook a threshold and slip on the ground or you land incorrectly after a jump while exercising. Suddenly your foot tilts too far in or out. You have a sprained ankle; the ankle straps are stretched or partially ruptured.
Your ankle is reinforced with a joint capsule, tendons, anklets and muscles. They run along the inside and outside of the joint. Sprains usually involve the bands on the outside of the ankle.
Signs & Symptoms of Sprained Ankle
If you have a sprained ankle, standing and walking are painful. Your ankle can become swollen and blue because blood vessels have broken. Most of the time, people with a sprained ankle can walk again after one to two weeks. When your ankle feels unstable and remains painful you can develop a chronic ankle injury. You have the feeling that you can sprain your ankle again at any moment. This fear increases the chance of a new injury and over time undermines your strength and debilitate your stamina.
Amsterdam Clinics specialists will perform the clinical examination and diagnosis with a primary concern to avoid unnecessary X-rays, MRIs, surgeries and medications, and to reach the root cause of your problem underlying in your lifestyle or daily practice, with the purpose of relieving pain, full recovery and sustained prevention.
Your Care Path will include:
- Full assessment & screening by our qualified team.
- Comprehensive diagnosis
- Second opinion from a Dutch expert.
- A treatment plan supervised by the Dutch experts.
- A prevention program to ensure non-recurrence.
- The possibilities for treatment in the Netherlands