Ankle sprains are graded according to how much pain and disability they cause.
Grade One Sprain
A grade one sprain with stretching and inflammation of the ligaments, causes mild pain and slight swelling and normally resolves within a few days.
Grade Two Sprain
A grade two sprain is more severe and involves tearing or partial tearing of one or more of the ligaments. It takes weeks for scar tissue to heal the tear. Since scar tissue isn’t as pliable as the normal ligamentous tissue, the ankle will always be somewhat weak and prone to injury.
Grade Three Sprain
The grade three sprain is the most severe, involving a complete tear of all three ligaments. This creates a completely unstable ankle and in an active individual usually necessitates surgery.
You must treat ankle injuries quickly, before too much tearing or scarring occurs. Physiotherapy & Chiropractic Treatments include light stretches and exercises for the support muscles, Therapeutic Ultrasound, and the use of IFC machine to relieve pain.