What are the signs and symptoms of a joint sprain?
Sudden onset of pain in the affected joint during activity is the initial symptom experienced if you have sprained a joint in your foot.
Some people may also experience pain and stiffness after the activity, particularly the next morning and the area may be tender to touch.
A joint sprain may also be accompanied by swelling, redness, and bruising depending on the extent of the injury.
Physiotherapy treatment for a joint sprain
Physiotherapy following a joint sprain will facilitate your recovery and get you back to your sport quicker.
Our experienced physiotherapists at Core Physio will initially assess your foot looking at pain, swelling, movement, and strength in order to develop a treatment program tailored to you.
Treatment may include:
- Protective or postural taping
- Ice or heat treatment
- Soft tissue massage
- Joint mobilization once pain and swelling has settled
- Passive stretching to regain range of movement and flexibility
- Structured exercise program to strength and balance
- Advice on training and how to return gradually and safely to your sport
Physiotherapy will reduce pain and swelling, improve muscle strength and flexibility and ensure your foot is functioning correctly before returning to sporting and everyday activities.