An ankle sprain is an injury that refers to stretching or tearing of the ligaments of the ankle. Walking on an uneven surface can lead to twisting your ankle, causing an ankle sprain. Ligaments are tissues that connect bones to other bones and help stabilize the joint. Ankle sprains can range from mild to severe, depending on how much damage is done. Injury is usually on the outside of the ankle and may occur in one or both ankles. The severity of the sprain depends on if the ligament is partially stretched, or completely torn. If the ankle is unstable beyond the initial injury, it can result in complete damage to the bones and cartilage to the ankle.
How Class IV Laser Therapy Helps Ankle Sprains Class IV Laser Therapy benefits ankle sprains because it reduces pain, reduces inflammation and accelerates healing. It reduces pain by reducing the neuronal impulses and increasing the release of endorphins. It reduces inflammation by decreasing the inflammatory factors and reduction of edema by dilating lymphatics. It accelerates healing by increasing the blood flow, releasing cytokines and stimulating fibroblast activity and collagen production.