A sprained ankle is an injury that occurs when you roll, twist or turn your ankle in a way that causes the ligaments around it to stretch, tear or strain. The ankle ligaments help stabilize your joints and when your ankle is sprained the ligaments are forced beyond this stable range of motion.
Treatment for a sprained ankle depends on the severity of the injury. A medical evaluation by one of our Podiatrists always recommended to determine severity and treatment options. Even if at-home care and over the counter medications may be all you need to heal, it is always wise to make an appointment to be sure there is no underlying fractures.
Signs and symptoms of a sprained ankle can vary. If you have more than one of the symptoms below you most likely have a sprained ankle.
- Pain when you bear weight on the sprained foot
- Tenderness when you touch the ankle
- Restricted range of motion
- Instability in the ankle
- Popping sensation at the time of injury
When to see a doctor
If you are experiencing pain and swelling in your ankle and you suspect a sprain, call Da Vinci Foot and Ankle and make an appointment at one of our locations below. Being treated by one of our professionals will ensure proper care and rehabilitation.
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Lake Oconee, GA 706-999-9994
West Augusta, GA 706-597-0102