Many times a misstep or a collision with a team member leads to injury and cannot be avoided.
Certain foot types lead to ankle sprains and even certain types of fractures due to the way the foot and ankle impact the ground.
Ankle sprains/ ligament tears
Tarsal fractures, Talus fractures, and Calcaneus fractures (Heel bone)
Achilles Tendon ruptures
Wear supportive shoes/sneakers. You should avoid walking barefoot or wearing any shoe or slipper that is flat and unsupportive.
“RICE” Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation
Pain or tenderness that does not subside with rest, ice, compression or elevation
Inability to put weight on foot/ankle
Audible “pop” followed by pain on foot or ankle joint
Dr. Amin and Dr. Hurwitz always start by listening to your concerns and performing a thorough physical examination
X-rays and ultrasound are often utilized to evaluate for fractures or ligament tears
-MRI is occasionally needed
Treatment will vary based on the type of injury and the severity of your condition. Treatment options may include:
Rest, Ice, Compression and elevation
Prescription anti inflammatory medications or steroid injections into the joint
Padding and strapping
If conservative therapy fails to allow you to walk without pain, surgical intervention may be an option.