Although sports injuries such as ankle sprains and strains may seem relatively minor at first, they can lead to lasting effects such as chronic pain if not treated properly. If your orthopedist diagnoses you with an ankle sprain, it means that you have injured the ligament. This happens when the ligament becomes stretched beyond its normal capacity. This can result in a minor tear or a complete rupture. An ankle sprain causes symptoms such as pain, bruising, swelling, and an inability to move the joint.
Another type of ankle injury is a strain of the peroneal tendons, which are responsible for stabilizing the ankle. An ankle strain may occur because of acute trauma or it may be an overuse injury. The tendons in the ankle area may also rupture, slip out of place (subluxation), or become inflamed (tendinitis).
If you are experiencing ankle problems, Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine can help. We are your source for the diagnosis and treatment of ankle injuries in Queens . Call us at (718) 690-9520 or visit us online to learn more about our approach to treating sports injuries.
Ankle sprains are the most common type of sprain injury. They occur when you roll your ankle or step incorrectly, overextending your ligaments. Whenever you suffer any kind of sprain, be sure to see your orthopedic doctor right away for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Watch this video to learn more about treating ankle sprains. Your orthopedic doctor will want you to rest your ankle to allow it to heal. You may also need a compression bandage around your ankle to keep swelling under control. When left untreated, swelling can lead to a worsening of your injury.
Are you concerned that you have an ankle sprain? Make an appointment at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine to let our specialists help you recover. Schedule your consultation at our Forest Hills office today by calling (718) 690-9520.