When you have an ankle sprain, or an injury to the ankle that you suspect is a sprain, you should make it a point to get in touch with us at Burrell Podiatry Clinic right away. Our foot doctor is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of ankle sprains.
The reason that we mentioned the idea that your ankle injury might not be a sprain is that it is not uncommon for a hairline bone fracture or a muscle strain to mimic the signs of a sprain. In any event, you need our Edgecliff foot care, of course. And you should not hesitate to seek us out. The longer you put pressure on the ankle, the worse the problem is likely to get. A simple situation could become a more complex one. You will be examined by our foot doctor and x-rays will probably be taken, too. Once a conclusive determination of ankle sprain is made, you will find out what treatment is most applicable to your unique circumstances. Our Edgecliff foot care can include implementing the RICE method, which stands for rest, ice, compression (wrapping the ankle), and elevation. It is essential that you take your weight off the ankle, so crutches or a walker will be nearly certain. Medication, either orally or by injection, could be necessary in some cases, in order to manage swelling and inflammation. Surgery is not typically needed for an ankle sprain, unless the ligaments have become torn. Fortunately, for most people the chances of a good outcome in a relatively short period of time are excellent.
Take advantage of our Edgecliff foot care. Contact our office promptly when you have an ankle injury of any sort, and we will make sure that you are seen by our foot doctor as quickly as we can.