Sprains & Injury

 

Broken Ankle vs. Ankle Sprain

 

Do I Need A Doctor?

 

Although many will disregard a “simple” sprain, foot and ankle specialists know the long term effects of seemingly minor injuries.  It is important to be evaluated after any trauma, in order to minimize the risks of joint instability, arthritis, and loss of function.  We have on-site diagnostics to evaluate both bone and soft tissue injuries!

 

 

 

Broken Ankle vs. Ankle Sprain

 

The amount of pain in either case is virtually equal, so the only way to find out which you have for sure is to see a doctor. An ankle sprain is a stretch and/or tear of a ligament, which is the tissue that connects your bones. On the other hand, a broken ankle is a fracture, splinter, or complete break.

 

Both ankle sprains and broken ankles can easily happen during physical activity, and should be looked at by a doctor to ensure proper healing. We treat sports and dance injuries daily!

 

Prevention

 

  1. Stretching
  2. Wear proper shoes
  3. Warm up before any physical activity

 

One of our most successful treatments is our custom-made orthotics. If you have foot pain, heel pain, ankle pain, knee pain, hip pain, or back pain...you are in luck! Our orthotics are designed to help you get rid of your lower extremity pain!