Ankle Instability

The strongest predictor of a future ankle sprain is a past ankle sprain. For this reason, it is very important that athletes do everything possible to restore stability in previously sprained ankle. A thorough examination will determine the structures injured following an ankle sprain. Any misalignment will be addressed with ankle adjustments while the use of a ThermoActive ankle support will provide compression and icing therapy along with Kinesio Taping can be used to reduce swelling. Active Release will be used to remove scar tissue that forms in the healing process to normal functional tissue. Dr. Underwood will use functional rehabilitative testing and exercise to ensure that proper sensory and motor function has been restored to the ankle.