Once somebody twists or sprains an ankle, one of the main things to do is ice it and hope for the best later. Others might ignore the discomfort and hope the ankle will settle. Overlooking the ankle twist can end with something of a long-lasting problem which can lead to a lifespan of ankle agony, and arthritis, according to ABC news team reporter Dr. Jay Adlersberg.
One New York pedestrian recently stepped across a poorly paved driveway which resulted in an ankle injury. "I didn't notice it, I just stepped right into the hole, and my foot flopped over to the left, and then it became swollen," said Mercado. Mercado had an ankle sprain, a tear of a ligament or tendon in the ankle. According to Adlersberg, if ankle injuries like this are severe, they can actually break an ankle bone.
If you suffer from an ankle sprain, it is recommended to seek the help of a podiatrist like Dr. Zahid Ladha, F.A.C.F.A.S. of Foot First Podiatry to ensure that your injury is evaluated properly and the appropriate treatment options are given.
How Do Ankle Sprains Happen?
Sprain injuries take place when the ligaments are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are various ways that the ankle can become injured. In fact even the simple act of walking could cause a sprain. Ankle damage can occur by losing footing or walking on uneven terrain.
What are the Symptoms?
· Mild to moderate bruising
· Limited mobility
· Skin discoloration
How Can I Care for my Ankle at Home?
Self-care for ankle sprains includes propping the ankle up and keeping it elevated, applying ice packs as needed, and remaining off your feet. Some may also find that wrapping the ankle with an ACE bandage and taking over-the-counter pain relievers helps. One of the most important things is avoiding further stress to the affected area.
· Wearing appropriate shoes
· Stretching before participating in physical activity
· Knowing your limitations
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