Have I broken my ankle or is it just a sprain: Ankle sprain assessment and diagnosis help video

If you sprain your ankle there’s always a chance that you’ve broken it and not just twisted it. This video helps you to work out if it’s broken or not & whether you need an X-ray. So hopefully you can get an idea whether you have broken your ankle or is it just sprained. If it’s sprained then you may need Physiotherapy and we have this available at our clinics in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

If you liked this video, please share it.

Make sure you never miss any great new articles and videos by subscribing above.

The content in this video is provided for general information purposes only and is not meant to replace a physiotherapy or medical consultation.

  • Cameron C, Naylor CD. No impact from active dissemination of the Ottawa Ankle Rules: further evidence of the need for local implementation of practice guidelines. CMAJ. 1999;160:1165‚Äì8.
  • Gaebler C, Kukla C, Breitenseher MJ, et al. Diagnosis of lateral ankle ligament injuries. Comparison between talar tilt, MRI and operative findings in 112 athletes. Acta Orthop Scand. 1997;68:286‚Äì90.
  • Jacobson JA. Musculoskeletal sonography and MR imaging. A role for both imaging methods. Radiol Clin North Am. 1999;37:713‚Äì35.
  • Keogh SP, Shafi A, Wijetunge DB. Comparison of Ottawa ankle rules and current local guidelines for use of radiography in acute ankle injuries. J R Coll Surg Edinb. 1998;43:341‚Äì3.
  • Polzer, Hans, et al. “Diagnosis and treatment of acute ankle injuries: development of an evidence-based algorithm.” Orthopedic reviews 4.1 (2012).
  • Puffer JC. The sprained ankle. Clin Cornerstone. 2001;3:38‚Äì49.
  • Stiell I, Wells G, Laupacis A, et al. Multicentre trial to introduce the Ottawa ankle rules for use of radiography in acute ankle injuries. Multicentre Ankle Rule Study Group. BMJ. 1995;311:594‚Äì7.
  • Stiell IG, Greenberg GH, McKnight RD, et al. A study to develop clinical decision rules for the use of radiography in acute ankle injuries. Ann Emerg Med. 1992;21:384‚Äì90.
  • Stiell IG, McKnight RD, Greenberg GH, et al. Interobserver agreement in the examination of acute ankle injury patients. Am J Emerg Med. 1992;10:14‚Äì7.
  • Stiell IG, Greenberg GH, McKnight RD, et al. Decision rules for the use of radiography in acute ankle injuries. Refinement and prospective validation. JAMA. 1993;269:1127‚Äì32.
  • Stiell IG, McKnight RD, Greenberg GH, et al. Implementation of the Ottawa ankle rules. JAMA. 1994;271:827‚Äì32.

More like this...

Subscribe to our mailing list

Get tips, offers, new articles & exercises straight to your inbox!

Enquire

By clicking subscribe you are confirming that you have read and agree to our Privacy Policy.

Enquire

Online Physiotherapy

Put simply this is Physio done via either telephone or video over the internet. Skype and facetime are examples of this.

Contrary to popular belief online physiotherapy can be very effective and it can help the same injuries that face to face physio can help. I have helped many people with injuries such as disc prolapses, tennis elbow, neck pain and much more).