How is a high ankle sprain treated?

5 stages of treatment. High ankle sprains are much less common but are more disabling than your traditional lower ankle sprain Treatment is carried out in stages 1 - Injury Protection: Pain Relief & Anti-inflammatory 2: Regain Full Range of Motion 3: Restore Muscle Strength 4: Normalise Foot Biomechanics 5: Restore High Speed, Power, and Agility http://physioworks.com.au/injuries-conditions-1/high-ankle-sprain.
It Depends. There are differing opinions with this subject. But a high ankle sprain needs to be immobilized, usually in a boot, sometimes walking and others using crutches to start with. The recovery time is usually longer than a standard ankle sprain. On occasion if there is a major tear of the ligament, surgery can be needed to fix it.

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What is a high ankle sprain?

involves the t-f lig. The ligaments that attached to the front ; back of the tibia; ; fibula that keep them from spreading causing a widening of the ankle mortise. Grade 1= moest minor ; grade 3 is a complete tear ; is often surgical.Isurgical . In the illustration they r the ant inf ; post inf t/f ligaments. Read more...
Fibular fractures. A fracture of the fibula bone on the outside of the leg that is very thin and long and usually gets broken first in an ankle sprain. It breaks higher up depending on the force and direction of the rotation during injury. It could be close to the knee or above or at/below ankle , usually if at knee-high- is from foot turning outward and / or force on outside leg/ knee. Read more...

Is a high ankle sprain common?

Yes. Anterior( usually) tbiofibular ankle spains ( high ankle sprains ) are particularly common in football . ( see my previous answer on this type of ankle sprain). They are less common than your 'typical' ankle sprain( anterior talofiblular sprain) and can take longer to heal! see an orthopedic surgeon to evaluate and treat this type of ankle sprain!good luck! Read more...