We can do more for your ankle sprain than just RICE (Rest/Ice/Compression/Elevation).
Utilizing #integrativedryneedling as a part of your early ankle rehab can help with immune response and nerve pain sensitivity.
#dryneedling can also be beneficial for people with chronic ankle instability. Researchers have explored a proposed nervous system mechanism where needling can be used to help improve the sensorimotor function in the ankle. See the citation below for more information. –
Ankle function is important for balance, squatting, stairs, gait and more. It is important that you manage the ankle appropriately following a sprain. Adding dry needling to your current program can help enhance those effects. –
Jennifer F. Mullins, Arthur J. Nitz & Matthew C. Hoch (2019) Dry needling equilibration theory: A mechanistic explanation for enhancing sensorimotor function in individuals with chronic ankle instability, Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, DOI: 10.1080/09593985.2019.1641870