Ankle sprains are a common problem that many people experience in their lives. An ankle sprain is caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle. The severity of the sprain can impact the degree of damage as well as the type and duration of treatment. If not properly treated, ankle sprains may develop into long-term problems.
At Renuva Xtremity in Memphis, we can help treat your ankle sprain. Dr. Nathan Lucas and his team can determine the severity of your sprain and the best treatment option for you. If you sprain your ankle, be sure to contact us to schedule an appointment. The sooner you get it treated, the sooner you can be back on your feet!
The primary symptoms of ankle sprains are pain following a twist or injury, swelling, and bruising.
Treatment options for ankle sprains include resting and elevating the ankle and applying ice to reduce swelling. Compressive bandages also may be used to immobilize and support the injury during healing. Serious ankle sprains, particularly among competitive athletes, may require surgery to repair and tighten the damaged ligaments.
To prevent ankle sprains, try to maintain strength, balance, and flexibility in the foot and ankle through exercising, stretching, and wearing well-fitted shoes.
If you sprain your ankle and resting and icing it doesn’t help with pain, swelling, or bruising, be sure to contact our team of experts at Renuva Xtremity in Memphis. We can determine if you need more intensive treatment for your ankle sprain.