Ankle sprains come in varying grades of severity which require different levels of intervention.

Some sprains resolve with rest, ice, and rehabilitation.  Others require a much more intensive program in order to heal any torn or damaged ligaments and muscles, and to create stability in the ankle to prevent future recurrences of the same injury.  Once the inflammation has decreased in the ankle, this usually requires a series of balance and stability exercises paired with exercises to strengthen appropriate supporting musculature.