Chronic ankle instability? Accidentally step on someone’s foot when landing? Ankle sprains are the most common problems we see at the clinic for basketball injuries
What can you do?
Do not untie your shoelaces until you get a chance to ice the foot, otherwise the swelling in the foot will be accelerated and cause more pain.
Ice it on and off for 10 min cycles, 2 to 3 times right after the sprain happens or when you get home.
What will MyPhysio do?
There are a few things we will check to assess the situation.
Check the severity of the sprain and which ligament are affected, and if it requires recommend an X-ray or MRI.
Check for stability of the ankle, provide recommendations for stability braces if needed,
Correct any biomechanical compensations that may cause future problems, manage the pain, and provide exercises to prevent further injury.
Recommendation to see a orthopedic foot specialist.
Check stability with cutting/crossover dribbles, jump and landing positions.
Check running mechanics and foot work for shooting and passing.