How Do You Treat High Ankle Sprain?
A high ankle sprain is the type of sprain that you never want to end up with. It’s similar to a normal ankle sprain only located higher up and extends from the top of the ankle and into the lower leg. It is not common, but if you get one be prepared for a long painful rehab. Like other sprains the high ankle sprain should be treated immediately for quicker recovery. It’s a mistake to blow it off because it’s just a sprain. I have actually heard people say,” Oh it’s just a sprain I’ll mess with it later.” Trust me, the best time to mess with it is now! The reason for concern is that you never know how serious the sprain is. There is 1st degree, 2nd degree, 3rd degree and then there’s the dreaded syndesmosis sprain which is the high ankle sprain. The first thing anyone needs to do when they feel as if they have twisted or sprained an ankle is sit down and take weight off of it. Next you need to get ice on it as fast as possible. The sooner you act the better, this one action can take day