What is a Sprained Ankle?
A sprained ankle is an injury that happens when you twist, roll, or turn ankle in an awkward way. The tough bands of tissue (ligaments) that helps hold together your ankle bones will stretch or tear when you sprain your ankle.
Sprained ankle also occurs when ligaments are forced beyond their normal range of motion. Ligaments help stabilize joints, preventing excessive movement. 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. A medical evaluation from your Podiatrist might be necessary to check how severe your sprained ankle is and to check what treatment options should be given.
My Ankle is Swollen, I think I might have Sprained it but I am not so sure
A sprained ankle's signs and symptoms depends on the severity of the injury. They may include:
Popping sensation or sound at the time of injury
Instability in the ankle
Pain, especially when you bear weight on the affected foot
Tenderness when you touch the ankle
Restricted range of motion
What Should I Expect When I have a Sprained Ankle?
The prognosis of your sprained ankle depends on how committed you are in getting back the strength of your ankle. After giving your ankle some time to heal and following the treatment plan of Dr. Leonard Knudson, DPM, you'll be able to get back to regular activities.
If your ankle hasn't healed completely or you stopped the strengthening exercises, your injured ligament could weaken and put you at risk for future ankle sprains.
How Can I Reduce my Risk of Getting a Sprained Ankle?
Prevent from getting your ankle sprained by:
Slow down or stop if you feel tired during activities or exercise.
Maintain good muscle strength by exercising regularly.
Warm up and stretch before exercise and physical activity.
Pay attention to uneven surfaces where you’re walking or running.
How Long Does a Sprained Ankle Heal?
It may take anywhere from two weeks to heal a minor sprain and anywhere from six to 12 weeks to heal a severe sprain.
The recovery time for a sprained ankle varies depending on the severity of your injury.
When Should I Book an Appointment with Dr. Leonard Knudson - Culver City Foot Doctor, Associated Foot Care Clinic?
Contact Dr. Leonard J. Knudson - a Foot and Ankle Specialist in Culver City, California if you have pain and swelling in your ankle and you suspect a sprain and discuss your ankle should be evaluated in his clinic.
If signs and symptoms are severe, you may have significant damage to a ligament or a broken bone in your ankle or lower leg.
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Dr. J. Leonard Knudson is a Foot and Ankle Specialist and a Board Certified Podiatric Surgeon Practicing in Culver City Since 1982.
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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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