By John Erotas
September 01, 2014
Category: ankle sprain
The 2014 U.S. Open is engaged in it’s second week of play. Tournament favorites like Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic on the men’s side are still playing while Serena Williams and Eugenie Bouchard on the women’s side are still in play for the Tennis Grand Slam trophy.
Unfortunately, a few of the tennis players had to retire early from the tournament due to injuries like Rafael Nadal. One of the most common athletic injuries that takes one away from the game is an ankle sprain.
As a Scottsdale podiatrist, I see many athletes come into my office with an ankle sprain looking for treatment. The first thing that should be done after an ankle sprain is too ice and elevate the ankle. These tactics help to reduce the amount of swelling.
The next thing that should be done is too see a Scottsdale foot doctor or a Sun City foot doctor and get an immediate x-ray. One of our Scottsdale or Sun City podiatrists will determine if your injury is indeed an ankle sprain and not a fracture. Knowing that you have an ankle sprain, we will then be able to provide the best treatment.
At our office, we recommend that you wear an ankle brace to stabilize the ankle. This will reduce movement and therefore, further pain and chance of injury. If you are unable to walk and it hurts tremendously when you walk, using crutches is appropriate for you. Crutches will allow you to stay off your foot preventing further injury and pain until you can put more weight on your foot.
Ankle sprain treatment is important to heal the ankle correctly. American Foot and Ankle Specialists has offices located in Sun City and Scottsdale Arizona. For an appointment, call 480-483-9000 today!
As a podiatrist, we will make sure that your injury is an ankle sprain and not a fracture and provide you treatment so that your ankle gets better. As your ankle heals, we also recommend physical therapy. One of the biggest problems with an ankle sprain is that it makes the muscles around your ankle very weak. This means that without strong stability normally provided by the ankle, you can easily re-injure your ankle.
Because the ankle is weak, it is much easier to roll or twist. This is how people end up with chronic ankle sprains because they do not go to Physical Therapy and strengthen their ankle after an injury.
Call 480-483-9000 today and schedule an appointment for ankle sprain treatment in Sun City and Scottsdale at the American Foot and Ankle Specialists. Allow us to help heal your injury!
By John Erotas