ankle sprains are extremely common, especially lateral ankle sprains – where the ankle is rolled over so that the sole of the foot faces inwards and ligament damage is sustained on the outside of the ankle. This can occur in also all sports and regularly in day-to-day life, with stairs and curbs being the most frequent culprits.
Now, we all know that right away after a sprained ankle we must use the good old RICE protocol, so we rapidly reach for the frozen peas and tubi-grip. And we are right to do so! Icing regularly, elevating the foot and using a compression bandage are very effective in limiting swelling and bleeding. However, after a few days, maybe a week, of