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Ankle Sprain Care

ankle sprain podiatrist RowlettAnkle sprain care is available at Casteel Foot &  Ankle Center located in Rowlett and Royse City. Our convenient location serves the Rowlett community as well as the surrounding region. Ankle sprains are a common injury, but can become a serious matter when the sprain is severe. Our podiatrist and her professional office staff welcome you to a comfortable setting for the highest professional care.

Ankle Sprain Symptoms

An ankle sprain is a painful ankle injury. Most people have twisted an ankle while walking or running in their daily routines, or while doing athletic activities. In most cases, they can “walk off” the ankle pain when it is not too serious. An ankle sprain is a more serious injury than a twisted ankle. A sprained ankle results when the foot is planted and weight is shifted suddenly, rolling the ankle inward as the foot turns outward. This motion damages ligaments inside the ankle.

If the ankle becomes swollen and painful throughout, it is most likely a sprained ankle. Pain is felt right away, in most cases, when the sprain occurs. The ankle will become swollen, tender to the touch, painful to move, and bruising will set in. You may not be able to walk or place any weight on the ankle.

Ankle Sprain Treatments

Ankle sprain treatments depend on the severity of the injury and the amount of ankle pain. In most cases, your ankle doctor will order X-rays to determine if there is a broken bone or other injury to the ankle or foot. Most ankle sprains are treated with:

  • Protective brace
  • Crutches to keep weight off the injury
  • Rest
  • Cold packs
  • OTC medicines for pain and swelling
  • Compression bandage
  • Elevation

Rehabilitation may also be needed to ensure proper healing for the ankle. Exercises may be recommended to keep the ankle strengthened.

If you are suffering from a sprained ankle, call our office or contact us online to schedule an appointment with our podiatrist at 972-301-7051 in Rowlett or 972-468-0966 in Royse City to ensure the best treatment for recovery. We look forward to serving you.