In case of complaints to the ankle, a distinction can be made between acute and chronic complaints. Acute complaints are often gone within 6 weeks. If the symptoms last longer than 6 weeks, it is referred to as chronic ankle complaints.
Acute ankle complaints are in most cases a twisting or sprain of the ankle. The ligaments of the ankle are stretched and sometimes also torn. It is important to know that in the event of a sprain, more can happen than only stretched ligaments. For example, the muscles of the calf and fibula also stretch and one or more joints in the metatarsal can also be affected. This can cause the joints to get stuck.
In most cases, the ligaments repair themselves with dosed movement and rest. The joints in the metatarsals often remain stuck and can cause or maintain complaints in the long term.
If your ankle complaint lasts longer than a week, please contact one of our therapists via the contact form at the bottom of the page. Often we can already give you useful tips that reduce your complaints immediately.