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Ankle Sprain

Ankle Sprain

Ankle Sprain services offered in Richardson, Wadley Tower, Dallas and Garland, TX

If you’re experiencing uncomfortable and painful sensations in your ankle, you may have a sprained ankle. The experts at Metroplex Foot and Ankle, LLP offer expert care to treat an ankle sprain and minimize your symptoms. Call the offices in Dallas, Garland, and Richardson, Texas, to schedule an appointment or book online through the reservation system. 

Ankle Sprain Q&A

What is an ankle sprain?

The ankles consist of many important small muscles and tendons, or ligaments, that allow for essential movement. When these ligaments move or twist wrong during activities such as walking, jumping, or hiking, they become injured and cause pain. 

What are the symptoms of an ankle sprain?

If you experience an ankle sprain, you’ll likely feel symptoms immediately following an accident or an injury. Important ligaments become overstretched or torn, causing immediate discomfort. Several symptoms you may experience include:

  • Tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Pain and discomfort
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Difficulty standing 
  • Popping sound when the injury occurs

Your specific symptoms may vary in intensity depending on the nature of the initial injury. It’s best to seek expert care from a qualified professional immediately. 

What increases my risk for an ankle sprain?

While you may be unable to avoid all ankle-related accidents, there are certain measures you can take to reduce the risk of an injury. Participating in high-impact sports increases your risk of a sprained ankle. Wearing ill-fitting shoes or shoes not designed for your particular activity also increases this risk.

If you’ve experienced a previous ankle injury, it’s especially important to be mindful of your ankle health. Existing damage or having poor ankle strength and flexibility increases your risk of additional injury. 

What are common ankle sprain treatments?

The board-certified Metroplex Foot and Ankle, LLP, podiatrists will thoroughly examine your ankles and perform essential diagnostic tests to locate the source of your pain. From here, the experts will personalize your treatments to ensure you recover swiftly. Many common ankle sprain treatments include:

  • Rest
  • Ice
  • Compressions
  • Physical therapy
  • Foot elevation to minimize swelling
  • Pain relief medication
  • Devices, like crutches or a foot brace

You may require surgery in severe cases or with injuries that won’t heal. With expert care from the Metroplex Foot and Ankle, LLP specialists, you’ll get back to the activities you love in no time.