A sprain refers to an injury to a ligament, which varies in severity depending on how many fibres are torn.
A strain describes damage to, or in more severe cases tearing of a muscle. These injuries can cause extreme
pain and swelling, as well as loss of movement and function.
Our physiotherapy team is experienced in providing the correct treatment to allow you to return to your
everyday activities pain-free.
One of the most common sprain is the ankle sprain. It’s a common sports injury on the netball court or the
rugby field. Here are some exercises that will help:
Exercise 1 - Passive Eversion with Towel Sitting
Sitting on a chair, wrap a towel around the arch of your foot. Pull your foot outwards and upwards with the
towel, to improve mobility to your ankle. Repeat 10x, three times per day.
Exercise 2 - One Leg Stand
Stand on one leg, and try to keep your balance. Be careful and hold on to a wall for support when you first
start this exercise. A single leg balance exercise such as this is an enormously valuable exercise, and its
benefits including strengthening the muscles and ligaments around the ankles and knees, and improving
balance. Stand for up to 2 minutes, twice per day.
At Surrey Physio, we use www.rehabmypatient.com to provide you with
individual exercise programmes that work for you.