Recently twisted your ankle? Recent fall or injury? Ankle sprain should be immediately evaluated and treated by a podiatrist. Early diagnosis is important and an ankle sprain or injury should not be left untreated, for reasons including:
1.Ankle fracture or foot fracture maybe associated with ankle injury, people mistaken ankle sprains for ankle fractures frequently. If an ankle fracture is sustained, must be treated conservatively with a boot, cast and possible crutches if required to be non-weightbearing or possible surgery if fracture is extensive.
- Ankle sprains not treated properly, can lead to chronic ankle instability, weakness when walking or running and can lead to frequent and multiple ankle sprains
- Early physical therapy is important to allow adequate healing of sprained ligaments
- Surgery to repair the ligaments if torn or ruptured, maybe warranted
Please make an appointment today at one of our four Nashville locations by clicking here https://www.cefootandankle.com/book-an-appointment/ or call 615-866-9639