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Monday - Friday: 9am - 8pm
Tuesday - 9am - 8pm
Wednesday - 9am - 8pm
Thursday - 9am - 8pm
Friday - 9am - 7pm

Sunday / Bank Holidays: Closed

Appointments:

Appointment duration is 30mins.

Fees

Standard Treatment €50
Club Discount Rate: €40
Home Visit: €60
Rehab session: €20
Casted Orthotics: €230
Carbonflex Orthotics: €120
Stock Orthotics €20-60
Pilates €80 for six one hour sessions of no more than 10 per class

A club discount rate applies to players from clubs who are registered with the clinic.
To register your club/team please contact the clinic
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You may be entitled to claim from your insurer for Physiotherapy expenses.

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Ankle Sprain

An ankle sprain is when one or more of the ligaments of the ankle are partially or completely torn. The ankle is stabilised by three lateral ligaments on the outside of the joint and the Deltoid ligament complex on the inside of the joint. The most common mechanism of injury for an ankle sprain involving the outside of the joint is when the foot is twisted inwards (an inversion sprain). This type of ligament sprain is most common and accounts for up to 85% of all ankle sprains. It is estimated that 55% of people experiencing an inversion sprain do not seek any treatment and as a consequence recurrent ankle sprains become more frequent and severe.   An eversion sprain, where the ankle is twisted outwards, is less common.

Symptoms

With an inversion sprain pain, swelling and tenderness is normally felt on the outer aspect of the ankle, with severe bruising and discolouration also a common occurrence. The opposite is common with an eversion sprain. It may be painful to walk and movement may be limited. An Xray is often unnecessary although in rare cases bony damage can occur. The severity of the sprain is often indicated after a few days when your Physiotherapist is able to fully assess the range of movement and stability. Ankle sprains are graded according to their severity;

Grade 1: Mild stretching of the ligament, no instability

Grade 2: Partial rupture of the ligament or ligaments with some instability

Grade 3: Complete rupture with a large degree of instability.

Initial Self Management

Apply the PRICE principles for the first 72-90 hours;

Protect:  the joint by removing yourself from the game, run, walk to avoid any further damage

Rest: the injured ankle by limiting the time spent on your feet and monitor the swelling to guide your effort. Continue to mobilise the ankle with the exercises listed below, within the limits of pain

Ice: apply ice for the first 72-90 hours, using a damp cloth to protect the skin and check the area for ice burns frequently. An application time of 15-20 minutes every 2 hours is recommended.

Compress: the joint to help keep swelling at bay with a compressive support when you are up and about

Elevate: the ankle where possible to aid swelling drainage.

Physio Treatment Options

Once you have used the strategies above to limit the soft tissue damage we recommend a thorough physiotherapy consultation to diagnose your injury, rule out any bony damage or further soft tissue injury and provide you with the appropriate treatment, exercise and advice to get you back to full fitness.  Your physiotherapist may use a combination of treatments listed below to help you achieve your goals;

  • Mobilisations
  • Electrotherapy
  • Massage
  • Stretching/ strengthening programme
  • Acupuncture
  • Proprioceptive/ Balance retraining
  • Sports specific drills

For more information or to make an appointment contact Physio Solutions today

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