Ankle sprains are one of the most common sports injuries. In fact, half of sprained ankle cases occur during athletic events, though this painful injury can certainly affect anyone. If you rolled or twisted your ankle, schedule an evaluation at Cardio Metabolic Institute in Somerset, Monroe Township, or East Brunswick, New Jersey, so you can get started on treatment right away. You can book your sprained ankle exam online or you can call your nearest office directly.
An ankle sprain occurs because your ligaments, which connect bones to bones, are overstretched. This painful injury can lead to severe ankle instability, especially if you have a torn ligament. You can suffer from a sprained ankle due to:
If you previously had an ankle sprain and never had it properly treated, or if it never healed correctly, your risk of future ankle sprains is greater.
Because a sprained ankle can lead to ongoing issues with ankle instability and chronic pain, the podiatry team at Cardio Metabolic Institute encourages you to schedule an evaluation as soon as your injury occurs. You should have your sprained ankle evaluated if you experience:
If your ankle is severely sprained, you may have difficulty flexing or pointing your foot, too. Before your symptoms worsen, see how the specialists at Cardio Metabolic Institute can help.
Sprained ankle treatments begin with rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE), or possibly immobilization with a walking boot or cast.
Your podiatrist at Cardio Metabolic Institute might also prescribe pain medications or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). As pain and tenderness start to subside, you may benefit from any of the following treatments:
The team of foot and ankle surgeons can perform minimally invasive and arthroscopic surgery if you have a ligament tear or severe ankle instability that needs surgical correction.
Cardio Metabolic Institute is home to state-of-the-art physical therapy clinics, so you can get all of your treatment service needs met under one roof.
Book your sprained ankle evaluation at Cardio Metabolic Institute directly through the website. You can also call any clinic location to speak with a team member.