At SBF Sports & Hand Centre, we specialize in diagnosing, treating, and rehabilitating ankle ligament injuries, including sprained ankle treatment. Led by our Specialist Foot & Ankle Specialist, Dr Ken Jin, we provide modern medical care to athletes and individuals suffering from ankle ligament injuries. We believe in giving a thorough understanding to our patients about their condition, allowing them to be involved in the treatment process.
Understanding Ankle Ligament Injuries
The ankle joint is a complex structure stabilized by a series of ligaments, including the Anterior Talofibular Ligament (ATFL) and the Calcaneofibular Ligaments (CFL). An injury to these ligaments may occur during sports activities or even daily routine, leading to an ankle sprain. Depending on the extent of the ligament injury, the symptoms can range from mild discomfort to significant pain and swelling, affecting mobility and quality of life.
Treatment Approach at SBF Sports & Hand Centre
While many ankle sprains can heal with conservative measures like rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE), some cases may require a more intensive treatment approach, especially when the entire length of the ligament is torn.
Under the expert care of Dr Ken Jin, we offer personalized treatment plans that include rehabilitation and physiotherapy, focusing on improving mobility, strength, and balance of the ankle joint.
For those with severe or persistent symptoms, surgical intervention may be necessary. At SBF Sports & Hand Centre, we utilize advanced arthroscopic techniques for reconstructive ankle ligament surgery. This minimally invasive procedure allows us to visualize and repair the injured ligaments with precision, thereby ensuring a better outcome and faster recovery.
Signs of a severe ankle sprain include intense pain, significant swelling, bruising, inability to bear weight on the affected ankle, and reduced range of motion.
Recovery time varies from person to person, depending on the severity of the injury and the individual's overall health. Most patients can resume normal activities within three to six months post-surgery.
Surgery is typically considered when conservative treatments like rest, physical therapy, and medications have failed to relieve symptoms or if the ankle injury is severe with complete ligament tears.
Post-surgery rehabilitation typically includes physiotherapy sessions that focus on regaining ankle mobility, strength, and balance. The goal is to restore normal function and prevent future injuries.
At SBF Sports & Hand Centre, we provide comprehensive care for ankle ligament injuries, from diagnosis to rehabilitation. Our team, led by Foot & Ankle Specialist Dr Ken Jin, is committed to delivering personalized, high-quality care to each of our patients.
Remember, timely treatment of an ankle ligament injury is crucial for recovery. If you suspect you have an ankle sprain or other related injury, don’t hesitate to Contact Us for an appointment with Dr Ken Jin at SBF Sports & Hand Centre. Your path to recovery begins here.