If you have just injured your ankle, it is important to give your ankle a rest so that it can start to recover. During the first seven days, you are in what is called the inflammatory phase. In this phase, the body clears away damaged tissue and starts to create new tissue. In this phase, the RICE principle is followed. The RICE principle stands for; rest, ice, elevate the leg and if necessary apply a pressure bandage. After one week, the body is fully recovered and you can carefully start exercising to strengthen the ankle again. Exercising to regain the strength and stability of the ankle is extremely important in order to prevent new injuries. The physiotherapists at Fysiofitaal are able to help and guide you during the rehabilitation of an inversion trauma. Depending on the severity of the trauma, something can be said about the recovery of the ankle. In general, the ankle recovers quickly and, if you are given proper guidance, you will be rid of your ankle injury within 6 weeks.