A sprained ankle is an injury that occurs when you roll, twist or turn your ankle in an awkward way. This can stretch or tear the tough bands of tissue (ligaments) that help hold your ankle bones together.
Ligaments help stabilize joints, preventing excessive movement. A sprained ankle also occurs when the ligaments are forced beyond their normal range of motion. Most sprained ankles involve injuries to the ligaments on the outer side of the ankle.
Treatment for a sprained ankle depends on the severity of the injury. Although self-care measures and over-the-counter pain medications may be all you need, a medical evaluation might be necessary to reveal how badly you've sprained your ankle and to determine the appropriate treatment.
What are the Symptoms of a Sprained Ankle
Signs and symptoms of a sprained ankle vary depending on the severity of the injury. They may include Pain, especially when you bear weight on the affected foot, Tenderness when you touch the ankle, Swelling, Bruising, Restricted range of motion, Instability in the ankle, or Popping sensation or sound at the time of injury;
What are Causes a Sprained Ankle
Rolling or twisting the ankle causes ankle sprains. The most common ankle sprains are the result of Falling or tripping on uneven surfaces, Landing incorrectly after a jump, Losing balance, Participating in sports that involve rolling or twisting your foot (basketball, football, soccer, tennis).
Schedule an Appointment with Dr. Leonard Knudson - Podiatrist and Foot and Ankle Specialist in Culver City if you have pain and swelling in your ankle and you suspect a sprain.
Self-care measures may be all you need, but talking to a Podiatrist to discuss whether you should have your ankle evaluated. If signs and symptoms are severe, you may have significant damage to a ligament or a broken bone in your ankle or lower leg.
Keep in mind that it is important to have an overall health and medical history discussion by a Foot and Ankle Doctor. Dr. J. Leonard Knudson is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Culver City and near West Los Angeles that is able to provide a proper treatment for your sprained ankle.
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Dr. J. Leonard Knudson is a Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Culver City and near West Los Angeles. We also tend to patients from nearby - UCLA, Brentwood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice, Santa Monica and the West Los Angeles area.
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