Lateral Ligament Sprain


Limp in Leap out Physiotherapy & Wellness in Belfield provides servicing to many near by Inner West suburbs including Belmore, Strathfield and Croydon park. See below some general information regarding a condition we can treat. 

At Limp in Leap out Physiotherapy, the lateral ligament of the ankle is one that is commonly sprained during sports such as netball, basketball and football.The lateral ligament of the ankle, the Anterior Talofibular Ligament (ATFL), is responsible for assisting the stability of the ankle and by resisting the inversion movement of the ankle. Naturally, the ATFL can be injured with a rolling in movement of the ankle. Signs and symptoms may include:

  • Resting pain at the site of the ATFL

  • Other associated ligament pain sites at the CFL or ATIFL

  • Swelling around the ankle, can be golf ball-like if severe

  • Pain with movement and while weight bearing

  • How the injury/ pain occurred; for example, rolling the ankle in while running fast, rolling the ankle in after jumping and landing


Treatment for this condition includes soft tissue therapy for swelling and scar tissue reduction, low intensity ultrasound therapy, active movement and strengthening program, return to sport schedule and taping/ bracing advice for support.

To find out more, or to book in for a consultation you can contact us via our Limp in Leap out Physiotherapy & Wellness contact page, or book online here.

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