DR. HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS SHARES SOME INFORMATION REGARDING ANKLE SPRAIN
posted: Feb 20, 2014.
Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle. The severity of the sprain can impact the degree of damage as well as the type and duration of treatment. If not properly treated, ankle sprains may develop into long-term problems.
Primary symptoms of ankle sprains are pain following a twist or injury, swelling, and bruising.
Treatment includes resting and elevating the ankle and applying ice to reduce swelling. Compressive bandages also may be used to immobilize and support the injury during healing. Serious ankle sprains, particularly among competitive athletes, may require surgery to repair and tighten the damaged ligaments.
To prevent ankle sprains, try to maintain strength, balance, and flexibility in the foot and ankle through exercising, stretching, and wearing well-fitted shoes.
At Dr. Hardy's Toronto Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics we treat a lot of patients who sprain their. The most common presentation is injury to the anterior talo-fibular ligament with an incidence rate of 95%. The medial ligaments are much stronger and usually occur with a fracture as well.
I f you or a loved one requires honest, competent advice or foot care, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Hardy at 416-465-8737.