Ankle sprains are injuries that happen in your ankle joint after you twist, turn, or roll your ankle. Doing so can tear or stretch ligaments that support your ankle joint. The team at Dallas Orthopedic & Shoulder Institute can offer you symptom relief after ankle sprains.
If you suffer an ankle sprain, you might notice the following signs or symptoms:
Ankle sprain treatments vary based on what kind of sprain you have and how severe it is. Your Dallas Orthopedic & Shoulder Institute provider personalizes each treatment based on your needs and preferences.
To diagnose ankle sprains, your orthopedic specialist reviews your symptoms and accident history and examines your injured ankle. They might recommend you undergo specific imaging procedures, like X-rays, CT scans, ultrasound, or MRIs, to make a diagnosis.
Orthopedic & Shoulder Institute specialists might recommend you undergo one or more of the following ankle sprain treatments:
Things you can do at home to heal faster include resting your ankle joint, icing the area several times a day, wearing a bandage or ankle brace, and elevating your ankle.
Taking over-the-counter pain medicines is often an effective way to manage the discomfort associated with a sprained ankle.
During physical therapy, your Dallas Orthopedic & Shoulder Institute provider shows you which stretches and strengthening exercises can speed up your healing after an ankle sprain. These stretches and exercises can also reduce your risk of reinjury.
Suppose you’ve suffered a severe ankle sprain. In that case, your orthopedic surgeon might recommend surgery to repair the ligaments that don’t seem to be healing. This surgery can restore your ankle joint function.
Don’t live with crippling ankle sprains that refuse to heal when simple treatment is within reach. See the experts at Dallas Orthopedic & Shoulder Institute by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.