A lateral ankle sprain is a common injury where one or more lateral ligaments of the ankle are sprained. The first step to rehabilitation is mobilizing areas that do not strain the lateral ligaments too much.
The healing connective tissue needs to be stressed later on to increase its strength and resilience. This can be done by carefully putting the ligament structures under tension.
At the same time, the neuromuscular effects of the injury need to be treated in order to reduce the risk of secondary injuries. This is aimed towards the control of maximum range movements.
Over the remaining course of the therapy, the relevant muscles need to be trained so that the foot can once again form a stable and powerful foundation. (e.g., Tibialis Anterior Training)
The muscles attached to the ankle on the inner heel are crucial for a functional and reliable foundation. They transform horizontal forces into vertical ones.