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By Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists
June 19, 2018
Category: Foot Care
Tags: Ankle Sprain  

5 Signs You've Sprained Your Ankle

Ankle sprains are common injuries. They occur when ligaments that connect the bones in the ankle and foot tear. Ankle sprains are often ankle sprainvery painful and debilitating. If properly treated, your ankle will heal well, allowing safe return to activity. Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists, which has offices in Elgin, Crystal Lake, Schaumburg, Huntley, and Chicago, IL, offers treatments for ankle sprains. Here are five signs you've sprained your ankle.

1. Pain- Ankle sprains cause localized pain at the site of the sprain. Even a minor ankle sprain can be painful. You may also feel discomfort or pain when you place weight on the affected area. The pain may be worse when the injured area is pressed or the foot moves in certain directions and during standing or walking. If your foot is painful to walk on — or if you're having trouble putting weight on your ankle, be sure to see your podiatrist. 

2. Swelling- When an ankle is injured with a sprain, fracture, or tendon injury, inflammation occurs. Inflammation is the body’s normal protective response to an injury, irritation or surgery. Swelling occurs because of increased fluid in the tissue. This is sometimes severe. This is a normal reaction of the body and is the start of the healing process. 

3. Bruising- Ankle sprains cause bruising at the site of the sprain. A badly sprained ankle can cause severe bruising. Bruising is typically a result of some degree of injury to the blood vessels in the skin. A bruise is made up of blood beneath the skin, resulting from broken blood vessels. Applying cold or ice therapy after injury will help limit swelling and internal bleeding.

4. Stiffness- A sprained ankle causes limited range of motion and stiffness. Pain and swelling often limit movement after the injury. Your podiatrist may advise against moving the ankle to allow the sprain to heal. Your podiatrist can also design an exercise program to help reduce stiffness after an ankle sprain. 

5. Redness- Redness and warmth in the injured area is a common sign of a sprained ankle. Redness and warmth is caused by increased blood flow to the area. If your ankle is red, warm and swollen it is inflamed. Ankle sprains require medical care. The earlier you start treatment, the better.

Say hello to healthy and happy feet! If you have an ankle sprain, we can help you today. Call Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists at 847-468-1994 today to schedule an appointment in Elgin, IL. Call 815-356-0500 to schedule an appointment in Crystal Lake, IL. Call 847-352-0200 to schedule an appointment in Schaumburg, IL. Call 815-356-0500 to schedule an appointment in Huntley, IL. Call 773-836-9900 to schedule an appointment in Chicago, IL. 

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant recently suffered an ankle sprain that is expected to keep him out of gameplay for at least one week. It is possible that the Cubs organization will opt to place Bryant on the 10-day disabled list to allow him time to heal and to refill his spot on the active roster. Bryant suffered the injury when he rolled his ankle trying to catch a pop-up in foul territory. In regard to the amount of time he will be sidelined, the third baseman said, “It shouldn’t be too long — I don’t think it should be.”

If you have any concerns regarding your feet and ankles, contact one of our podiatrists from Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment. 

How Does an Ankle Sprain Occur?

Ankle sprains take place when the ligaments in your ankle are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured, including twisting or rolling over onto your ankle, putting undue stress on it, or causing trauma to the ankle itself.

What are the Symptoms?

  • Mild to moderate bruising
  • Limited mobility
  • Swelling
  • Discoloration of the skin (depending on severity)

Preventing a Sprain

  • Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion
  • Stretching before exercises and sports
  • Knowing your limits can aid in prevention

Treatment of a Sprain

Treatment of a sprain depends on the severity.  Many times, people are told to rest and remain off their feet completely, while others are given an air cast. If the sprain is very severe, surgery may be required.

If you have suffered an ankle sprain previously, you may want to consider additional support such as a brace and regular exercises to strengthen the ankle.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Illinois. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read more about ankle sprains

Red Sox left fielder, Brock Holt, has recently suffered a sprain in his left ankle after sliding into second base. Bryce Brentz replaced Holt after the injury took place. Holt limped off the field with the training staff after rolling around in pain. Holt’s X-ray results were negative and he is expected to be reevaluated soon.

Ankle sprains are common, but need immediate attention. If you have any concerns about your feet or ankles, contactone of our podiatrists of Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists. Our doctorswill assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

How Does an Ankle Sprain Occur?

Ankle sprains take place when the ligaments in your ankle are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured, including twisting or rolling over onto your ankle, putting undue stress on it, or causing trauma to the ankle itself.

What are the Symptoms?

  • Mild to moderate bruising
  • Limited mobility
  • Swelling
  • Discoloration of the skin (depending on severity)

Preventing a Sprain

  • Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion
  • Stretching before exercises and sports
  • Knowing your limits can aid in prevention

Treatment of a Sprain

Treatment of a sprain depends on the severity.  Many times, people are told to rest and remain off their feet completely, while others are given an air cast. If the sprain is very severe, surgery may be required.

If you have suffered an ankle sprain previously, you may want to consider additional support such as a brace and regular exercises to strengthen the ankle.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Illinois. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

Read more about ankle sprains.

Al Sharpton’s daughter Dominique is suing New York City for five million dollars after she sprained her ankle on uneven pavement. According to her father’s company National Action Network, Dominique has been in continuous pain ever since the injury. Although a few months after the incident she was seen using both of her feet with ease at events in Washington, D.C. and Miami, she is still seeking a settlement for medical bills and future pain.

Ankle sprains are common, but need immediate attention. If you have any concerns about your potential ankle sprain contact one of our podiatrists of Advanced Foot and Ankle Specialists. Our doctors will treat your foot and ankle needs.

How Does an Ankle Sprain Occur?

Ankle sprains take place when the ligaments in your ankle are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured, including twisting or rolling over onto your ankle, putting undue stress on it, or causing trauma to the ankle itself.

What are the Symptoms?

  • Mild to moderate bruising
  • Limited mobility
  • Swelling
  • Discoloration of the skin (depending on severity)

Preventing a Sprain

  • Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion
  • Stretching before exercises and sports
  • Knowing your limits can aid in prevention

Treatment of a Sprain

Treatment of a sprain depends on the severity.  Many times, people are told to rest and remain off their feet completely, while others are given an air cast. If the sprain is very severe, surgery may be required.

If you have suffered an ankle sprain previously, you may want to consider additional support such as a brace and regular exercises to strengthen the ankle.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Illinois. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

Read more about ankle sprains.



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