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Ankle Sprains

Symptoms and Treatments of Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, which may result in excessive stretching or tearing of one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle. The severity of the sprain can impact the degree of damage as well as the type and duration of treatment. If not properly treated, ankle sprains may develop into long-term problems.

Primary symptoms of ankle sprains are pain following a twist or injury, swelling, and bruising.

Treatment includes resting and elevating the ankle and applying ice to reduce swelling. Compressive bandages also may be used to immobilize and support the injury during healing. Serious ankle sprains, particularly among competitive athletes, may require surgery to repair and tighten the damaged ligaments.

To prevent ankle sprains, try to maintain strength, balance, and flexibility in the foot and ankle through exercising, stretching, and wearing well-fitted shoes.

Interested in learning about treatment for ankle sprains?
Call Hampton Roads Foot & Ankle Specialist in Williamsburg, VA at (757) 220-3311 or in Hampton, VA at (757) 224-7605 to learn more!

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(757) 220-3311
 
453 McLaws Circle, Suite 1 Williamsburg, VA 23185
 
 
(757) 224-7605
 
3000 Coliseum Dr, Suite 205 Hampton, VA 23666