One of the most common foot-related problems doctors see in Craig, Colorado is an ankle sprain, which occurs when ankle ligaments tear. "It's very common here due to sports injuries, farming, outdoor activities, and just being on your feet a lot," said Dr. Derek Harper, a podiatrist with Memorial Regional Health.
|Dr. Derek Harper
Harper said that more than half his training has been in ankle injuries. Podiatrists in the state of Colorado can treat anything in the ankle and foot, he said. With any ankle sprain or injury, the first thing you want to do is start RICE — rest, ice, compression, elevation — Harper said. "If there's pain when trying to walk, it's a good idea to come in and have it checked by a doctor," he said.
Source: Lauren Glenndenning, Craig Daily Press [2/18/18] Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News. Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.