If you have had an ankle fracture, it is important to start as soon as possible fysiotherapy. Some fractures require a period of time in plaster to allow the fracture to heal. Sometimes surgery is chosen to repair the fracture - sometimes nothing needs to be done, ie no cast or surgery.
In all cases it is important to know when you can start your rehabilitation.
The first phase is aimed at reducing swelling and pain and stimulating the mobility of the ankle. That mobility is important to ultimately experience as few restrictions as possible in daily life and during sports.
Once the mobility has been optimized, strength building can be started in order to improve the load capacity and functionality of the ankle. That force is necessary to be able to take a brisk walk, for example, but also to optimize the stability of the ankle joint.
If the strength phase has been successfully completed, sport-specific training will take place. In this phase, attention is paid to the explosiveness of the muscles around the ankle joint and a start is made with running.
Before you can start running, your footwear will be examined. A gait analysis is performed, resulting in a shoe recommendation. Good shoes are the basis of the gait pattern and can be an important cause of the development of ankle complaints.