0121 687 3079
The University Medical Centre, 5 Pritchatts Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2QU

Ankle sprains

What is it?

An ankle sprain is an injury to the ligaments of the ankle joints. There are two sets of ankle ligaments, the medial (on the inside) and the lateral (on the outside) of the ankle. There are various grades of injury - Grade 1, 2 or 3, which range from a strain to a complete tear.

What causes it?

The ankle ligaments provide the ankle with stability, especially when on uneven surfaces. Sometimes you can just 'go over' on your ankle for no particular reason, or it can happen when you land awkwardly on uneven ground.

What can we do for it?

Lots! In the acute stage we can use our kinesiotaping to help reduce some of the swelling and bruising. We can advise you around icing, and early mobilization. We can use some of our manual therapy skills to help get the ankle moving normally again, or prevent the ligament from stiffening up with scar tissue.

Ankle rehab exercises are the key to a really successful outcome. Exercises to mobilize, strengthen, improve balance and proprioception are necessary to ensure a full recovery and prevent and re-injuries.

To arrange an appointment or to speak to a physiotherapist, call us on 0121 687 3079 or email admin@physioart.co.uk


Edgbaston Priory & Aston University

We now have a clinic at Edgbaston Priory Club all day on Tuesdays and on Wednesday mornings, and at Aston University on a Thursday morning. Please click on the links below for details of these locations.

  • Edgbaston Priory
  • Aston Sport


"Sarah is a fun, patient and creative teacher. Always encouraging and when I leave her sessions I always feel as if her sparkle has rubbed off on me."

Relationships we've built

Over the years we have built up a relationship and mutual respect with various organisations. We also offer discount rates for some of these clubs.

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