Treatment of ankle instability and post-sprain stiffness
What are the different ankle conditions that can cause instability?
There are two types of instabilities:
- Instabilities of mechanical origin linked to anatomical anomalies (e.g. ligament laxity).
- Instabilities of functional origin linked to a posture problem or a bad motor pattern.
Ankle sprains: the most frequent pathology
External ankle sprains are the most frequently encountered traumatic pathology. It frequently evolves into a recurrence (between 40 and 70% depending on the study) or even into chronic ankle instability. After a year, the ankle may be painful and unstable, with a loss of mobility and muscle weakness.
What causes a sprain?
The most frequent cause of this chronicisation - evolution towards frequent recurrences - is the loss of reactivity and therefore proprioception of the ankle.
A second cause is the loss of strength, particularly of the fibulars. The fibulars are the muscles of the outer leg and are the main muscles that control the lateral stability of the ankle. Find out more about first aid to heal a sprained ankle.
Management of ankle instabilities with the Allyane method
The Allyane method makes it possible to intervene at several levels:
- In the rehabilitation phase of an external ankle sprain: it accelerates management by rapidly regaining optimal contraction of the fibulars.
- In the reathletisation phase, it allows for the optimisation of functional movements (jumping, running, etc.) as well as sporting movements.
- It is above all a solution for the management of chronic ankle instability which cannot evolve after one year, by allowing work on the motor inhibitions of central origin.
You suffer from ankle instability and would you like to benefit from an Allyane session?
You would like to know more about this condition, how to treat it or make a diagnosis?
Advice from Stéphane Ladoucette, Physiotherapist and certified Allyane practitioner
At home, in order to optimise the neuromotor reprogramming and rehabilitation sessions, it is important that the patient continues to work on their ankle mobility and the quality of their neuromuscular control.
- Standing in unipodal support on the forefoot, you maintain your balance for 30 seconds, concentrating on your sensations of control and the difference between the two sides. You can do this with your eyes open, then once you have mastered it, with your eyes closed and finally by passing an object behind you.
- Or in dynamic, always in support on the forefoot, with the free foot you come to touch the ground in front then on both sides and finally behind by maintaining the balance while always concentrating on the feeling of control.
- Work on the mobility of your ankle by making circles in one direction and then in the other (five times)
The Allyane method
Addressed motor difficulties
Find below the other pathologies treated by the Allyane method.
The Allyane method can also be used to treat shoulder disorders, including the after-effects of capsulitis, shoulder instability (which can occur following a dislocation or subluxation), as well as disorders related to postoperative effects (amplitude deficit, etc.).
traumatic knee pathologies, such as recurrence of sprains, cruciate ligaments
knee prostheses, patellofemoral syndrome or knee flessum.
The Allyane method can also be used to rehabilitate certain
neurological conditions, in particular those that may arise following a stroke (Parkinson's), multiple sclerosis, incomplete spinal cord injury,
or in the context of spasticity regulation.
Defects in active mobility (flexion/extension), stability (insufficiency of the gluteus medius) or lameness induced by a hip prosthesis can be effectively corrected by the Allyane rehabilitation method.
Pathologies of the trunk and spine
Certain pathologies of the trunk and spine such as kyphosis, scoliosis, sciatica and lumbago can be treated with our neuromotor reprogramming method.
Wrist and hand motor skills
functional rehabilitation in connection with certain ankle pathologies, in particular: recurrence of sprains, muscular disorders (insufficient lifters), motor inhibitions after immobilisation and post-operative effects.