Kinex Podiatry

Ankle Sprain

Introduction to Ankle Sprains

A sprained ankle results from an abnormal twisting motion that stretches or tears the ligaments holding the ankle bones together, commonly affecting the outer ligaments. Treatment varies based on the injury's severity. While rest and pain relievers may suffice for mild cases, it's crucial to seek professional evaluation to determine the extent of the sprain and receive appropriate treatment.

Treatments for Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains, caused by ligament damage due to twisting or rolling of the foot, result in pain, swelling, and difficulty walking. Initial treatment involves R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) methods to alleviate pain and reduce swelling. Professional evaluation determines the severity, with treatment ranging from rest and medication to physical therapy or surgery, if needed. Rehabilitation exercises aid recovery and prevent future incidents.

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