MEDIAL ANKLE LIGAMENT SPRAIN (DELTOID LIGAMENT)

WHAT IS A DELTOID LIGAMENT SPRAIN?

The deltoid ligament is on the inside of the ankle and provides support to prevent the ankle over pronating. It is rare for the deltoid ligament to be sprained as the fibula bone tends to prevent the ankle from moving far enough to sprain or over stretch the ligament. A deltoid ligament sprain is often associated with a fracture of the fibula or other bones in the ankle.

TREATMENT OF MEDIAL ANKLE LIGAMENT SPRAINS

Medial ligament sprains are treated the same was as lateral ligament sprains although recovery can take twice as long.

  • Thorough evaluation and precise expertise treatment protocols
  • Foot and Ankle X-rays to Access Severity of Condition
  • Advanced Diagnostics: Ultrasound, CT Scan, MRI,Bone Scan
  • Immobilize in Walking Boot
  • Non Weight Bearing in a Fiberglass Cast
  • Pain Management
  • Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation
  • Long Term Prevention Protocols to Avoid Recurrence