Q. I fell on the ice and sprained my ankle. What does this mean, and what can I do?
A. A sprain generally refers to an injury of the ligament. Ligaments attach bone to bone. After a sprain, you may have pain, swelling and limited
mobility of the joint. A ligament that is sprained may have been stretched. Things to do immediately following a sprain are to follow the acronym RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation). A comprehensive physiotherapy assessment will help to identify the cause of injury. A treatment program including manual therapy, electrotherapeutic modalities and a rehabilitation program can help to relieve the pain and swelling and restore the mobility and strength of the joint.