A sprained ankle is a common injury that occurs when ligaments stretch beyond their limits and are unable to return to their normal position. This injury can range from mild to severe, involving a complete tear of the tissue. Symptoms include immediate pain, tenderness, bruising, and swelling, and in serious cases, instability. If you suffer an ankle sprain, you should seek help from the Carolina Podiatry Group, Inc. We will determine the severity of your condition and recommend appropriate treatment. For mild and moderate sprains, rest, ice, compression and elevation helps reduce pain and swelling and quickens the healing process. A splint or walking boot may also be used to immobilize the ankle and keep weight off of it. For severe cases, you may need to wear a cast for several weeks. Physical therapy will aid in restoring strength, flexibility, stability, and function.
Contact Brandon Percival, DPM, Julie Percival, DPM, and William Harris IV, DPM for all of your ankle care needs. Just call (803) 285-1411 for our Lancaster, SC location, or (803) 548-FEET for our Fort Mill office.