Ultrasound probably doesn't help ankle sprains heal. High-frequency sound pulses are often used by physiotherapists treating severe ankle sprains, to warm up the soft tissue in the foot. But ultrasound therapy doesn't seem to make pain or swelling go down any quicker, or help people stand on their foot. Your ankle will be just as able to bear weight after a week if you don't have ultrasound treatment.
A physiotherapist is a health professional who is trained to use physical activity and exercises to help people's bodies heal.
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