By Michael Stegman
June 30, 2014
Category: ankle sprain
Summer in Arizona is hot but that doesn’t mean we don’t like to get outside and hike or play our favorite sports. At the same time, we sometimes injure ourselves and need to see a doctor. If your are suffering from a foot problem, then a Scottsdale Podiatrist can help.
â€¨A common summer injury is an ankle sprain and if you have rolled or twisted you ankle, it is important to see a Scottsdale foot doctor so that we can not only asses the extent of the injury but also provide the right treatment plan to get you healthy and pain free once again.
The first thing that we will do is take an x-ray to make sure that your injury is an ankle sprain and not more severe like a foot fracture. Next, we’ll provide you with an ankle brace to stabilize your ankle so that you cannot re-injure it.
One thing about an ankle sprain is that after you sprain your ankle, the muscles around the ankle become weaker and continue to be weak as your ankle heals itself. At American Foot and Ankle Specialists, we recommend special foot strengthening exercises once you are healed so that when you do get better, you stay better and do not roll your ankle again because of weakness.
Immediately after your ankle sprain incident, you will want to do two things. The first is to obviously get off your ankle and rest. The next is to ice your ankle. Ice and rest serve to not only alleviate the pain but also reduce swelling.
Also, with an ankle sprain, it is important to wear comfortable shoes so that your shoes aren’t pressing up against the injury causing you pain.
Located in Scottsdale and Sun City Arizona, American Foot And Ankle Specialists has specially trained podiatrists to help treat your injury and get you back to full health. Call 480-483-9000 today to schedule an appointment!
The reason to see me, Dr. Michael Stegman, one of the Sun City podiatrists, is to not only help treat your ankle injury but also make sure it is not a fracture. Misdiagnosing an injury can cause more pain and a longer rehabilitation period that could have been avoided. Come in today, call 480-483-9000!