Treatment for Ankle Sprain

Treatment for Ankle SprainAnkle sprains are another common foot condition. Ankle sprains are caused by excessive inward or outward movement of the ankle beyond the normal range of motion. Ankle sprains are characterized by one or more torn or partially torn ligaments. Sprained ankles are especially common in sports where aggressive lateral movements are the norm. Premier Foot & Ankle of Frisco, TX, Plano, TX and McKinney, TX specializes in sports injuries.

Ankle Sprain Grades

Depending upon the severity of the sprain, some general treatments include the following:

  • Alternating ice and heat
  • Compression
  • Elevation
  • Braces
  • Immobilization

Reinjury is common and some sprained ankles may require a cast.

Ankle Fracture Symptoms

Ankle fractures are the most common type of bone fracture. It is often difficult to diagnose an ankle fracture, as the symptoms are similar to a sprained ankle and other complications are commonplace. For example, the Achilles tendon may be ruptured, rather than an ankle fracture.

Contact our podiatrist if you experience any of the following:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Deformation
  • Immobility

Ankle Fracture Treatment

Depending upon the severity of the ankle injury, there are several treatments that may be prescribed. Some treatment options include:

  • Ice
  • Elevation
  • Splints
  • Cast & Crutches
  • Surgery

If you experience any of the following symptoms or have been diagnosed with a broken ankle or a sprained ankle, contact our Plano Podiatry Practice we also provide podiatric services in Frisco, TX and McKinney, TX.