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Ankle sprains, swelling and instability

Ankle strains, swelling and instability: a “twisted ankle” or weakness of the ligaments and muscles can lead to an unstable joint. This results in frequent “tripping over” on uneven ground, swelling and an unsafe feeling when asked to stand on one foot.

Physiotherapy can help to reinforce all the structures around the ankle with foot exercises, balancing exercises and if needed with special strapping or supports. Electrotherapy can also be used to reduce the swelling.