Have you twisted your ankle recently?

Sports injuries are common in conditioned athletes and weekend warriors alike. Ankle sprains are a very common occurrence. The cause of most of these injuries can vary depending on the sport, ranging from direct contact, a hard landing or a trip and fall.  If you have sustained an injury, please take note as to what exactly happened in order to point your physician in the right direction.

Symptoms of ankle sprains can include pain, swelling, limited motion and inability to bear weight.  A person’s predisposition to ankle sprains is largely due to individual’s ankle stability, if you find yourself with extremely high arches, you may be more likely to injure your ankle ligaments.  Additionally, the severity of the symptoms depends on the amount of ligament damage and what happened at the event of the injury. Recovery from the injury again also depends on the nature of the injury, sometimes simply resting can help it, other times it may need surgery.

  If you have noticed that you or someone you know has suffered an ankle sprain, please give us a call at Gentle Touch Foot Care. A podiatrist is the only person that is trained in a specialized field in medicine for anything concerning the lower extremity, foot and ankle, that’s why it is important for you to visit your podiatrist if there are any problems concerning your feet or ankles.  In the case of ankle sprains, the most important thing is wearing the correct supportive foot wear and resting, icing, compressing and elevating your ankle. If there you have any other questions feel free to contact Dr. Theall’s and Dr. Saleh’s Gentle Touch Foot Care office for all your foot and ankle needs and concerns at (973) 673 – 3668.

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