posted: Aug. 16, 2021.
Your podiatrists in South Pasadena, Glendale, and Glendale, MI, can help you heal from an ankle sprain.
If you suffer an ankle sprain, it can turn your world upside down. An ankle sprain can confine you to your couch, making you unable to enjoy an active life. It can keep you from being able to go to work, or enjoy activities. The good news is, your podiatrist is an expert at diagnosing and treating an ankle sprain, so you can get back to your life.
Dr. Samvel Keshishyan, Dr. Samvel Keshishyan, and Dr. Mckenna Green at NextGen Foot and Ankle Care Centers provide a wide range of podiatry services, including treating ankle sprains. They have several convenient office locations in South Pasadena, Glendale, and Glendale, MI, to help you heal from an ankle sprain.
An ankle sprain is a common problem, and can be the result of a sports injury, or even taking a wrong step. Ankle sprains twist, pull, and stretch the tendons and ligaments causing swelling and other painful symptoms.
So, how do you know if you’ve sprained your ankle? You will notice:
- A loud popping noise
- Swelling and bruising
- Pain when you try to put weight on your foot
- A tight feeling in your ankle
- Difficulty moving your ankle
Sometimes you can get relief from a sprained ankle if you:
- Keep your ankle elevated
- Place ice on your ankle
- Wrap your ankle in compression bandages
If your ankle sprain doesn’t respond to home therapy, it’s time to visit your podiatrist. Your podiatrist may recommend:
- Taking prescription-strength anti-inflammatory medication to reduce inflammation
- Stretching and physical therapy to increase strength and flexibility
- Using a walking boot or cast for added support
You don’t have to suffer from an ankle sprain when relief is just a phone call away. To find out more about treating ankle sprains call Dr. Benenati, Dr. Shaw, and Dr. Green at NextGen Foot and Ankle Care Centers. You can reach them in South Pasadena, MI, at (818) 779-6140, Glendale at (818) 756-3338, or at their office in Glendale at (818) 416-3668, so call now!