Ankle Sprains Don’t Bring Comfort

Ankle sprains can be very painful or a minor discomfort. It depends on how severe the injury is to the ligaments as they play a crucial role in ankle sprains. They basically stretch beyond their capabilities. Those who have frequent sprains may develop long-term joint pain and failing movement. Many ligaments hold the bones of your feet together, and the ones located on the outside of the ankle usually sprain. Ligaments on the inside of the ankle, however, are tougher and do not sprain as easily. Sprains happening higher up on the ankle may take longer to heal. When ankle sprains happen suddenly, it is usually because of a sudden and unexpected twist that occurs. Symptoms include inflammation or sensitivity.

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Treatment for this condition includes:

  • Rest your injured ankle to begin the recovery process.
  • Use ice to reduce swelling.  
  • Elevate the ankle to reduce inflammation.
  • Physical therapy can help to increase the range of movement and strengthen the ankle, as well as reducing the chance of another sprain occurring.
  • Surgery will be needed to restore the damaged ligaments.
  • Ankle replacement surgery may be required if multiple sprains cause significant damage to the ligaments.
  • Crutches will assist with relieving weight off of the injured ankle.
  • Moreover, arthroscopic surgery utilizes cameras to view the ankle joint and make reconstructive incisions to repair torn ligaments and repair any further injuries caused by the sprain.

Contact us at Benenati Foot & Ankle Care Centers located in Saint Clair Shores (586) 779-6140, Warren (586) 756-3338 and Macomb (586) 416-3668, MI. Our team of foot doctors, Anthony Benenati, DPM, Neil Shaw, DPM, Julie Mrozek, DPM and Adam Thompson, DPM can assist you with overcoming your ankle sprain and bring relief to your ankle pain with the goal of making your ankle resistant to future sprains. Call our offices at any of the numbers provided above and look over our Patient Education library to learn more about ankle sprains. These injuries can be immobilizing and frequent if you don’t take the appropriate precautions early on rather than late into the injury.

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