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Our Washington Heights & Queens, NY, Foot Doctor Can Help
With Your Ankle Sprain

Join The Thousands Of Happy Patients Who Found Relief For Their Ankle Pain At Weil Podiatry

washington heights queens ny foot-doctor for ankle sprain treatmentOur Washington Heights and Queens, NY, foot doctor can help with your ankle sprain. An ankle sprain occurs when the strong ligaments that support the ankle stretch beyond their limits and tear. Ankle sprains are common injuries that occur among people of all ages. They range from mild to severe, depending upon how much damage there is to the ligaments.

Most sprains are minor injuries that heal with home treatments like rest and applying ice. However, if your ankle is very swollen and painful to walk on — or if you are having trouble putting weight on your ankle at all, be sure to see your foot doctor.

Without proper treatment and rehabilitation, a more severe sprain can weaken your ankle—making it more likely that you will injure it again. Repeated ankle sprains can lead to long-term problems, including chronic ankle pain and arthritis.

Causes Of An Ankle Sprain

Your foot can twist unexpectedly during many different activities, such as:

  • Walking or exercising on an uneven surface;
  • Falling down;
  • Participating in sports that require cutting actions or rolling and twisting of the foot—such as trail running, basketball, tennis, football, and soccer;
  • During sports activities, someone else may step on your foot while you are running, causing your foot to twist or roll to the side.

Symptoms Of An Ankle Sprain

A sprained ankle is painful. Other symptoms may include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness to touch
  • Instability of the ankle

Treatment For An Ankle Sprain

Almost all ankle sprains can be treated without surgery. Even a complete ligament tear can heal without surgical repair if it is immobilized appropriately. A three-phase program guides treatment for all ankle sprains—from mild to severe:

  • Phase 1 includes resting, protecting the ankle, and reducing the swelling.
  • Phase 2 includes restoring range of motion, strength, and flexibility.
  • Phase 3 includes maintenance exercises and the gradual return to activities that do not require turning or twisting the ankle. This will be followed later by being able to do activities that require sharp, sudden turns (cutting activities)—such as tennis, basketball, or football.This three-phase treatment program may take just 2 weeks to complete for minor sprains, or up to 6 to 12 weeks for more severe injuries.

Home Treatments For An Ankle Sprain

For milder sprains, your doctor may recommend simple home treatment.

  • Rest your ankle by not walking on it.
  • Ice should be immediately applied to keep the swelling down. It can be used for 20 to 30 minutes, three or four times daily. Do not apply ice directly to your skin.
  • Compression dressings, bandages, or ace-wraps will immobilize and support your injured ankle.
  • Elevate your ankle above the level of your heart as often as possible during the first 48 hours.



We Are Committed To Personal Podiatry Care And Providing Advanced Treatment Options For Foot, Heel & Ankle Pain.

Our experienced podiatrist in Washington Heights & Queens, NY, can help you find relief. Inquiring patients can:

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