Case Study: Ankle Sprain Rehab - Part 3
This concludes our 3-part series following Mariam’s ankle rehab programme after a bad sprain two weeks before her first trail marathon and then her first trail ultra-marathon five weeks after that.
Phase 1 (first 2-3 days after injury):
Ice, Elevation, Compression
Avoidance of non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (i.e. ibuprofen)
Progression to weight-bearing and single leg exercises
Running technique modification
Progression to plyometrics and impact loading