When you have an ankle sprain Woodside, you might be tempted to delay seeking treatment, especially if you have decided that the discomfort is not too bad. Unfortunately, that’s not the best strategy. Sprains require professional attention, and that’s what we provide here at Metropolitan Foot Care.
Ankle sprains are a very common occurrence, and when you add to that the incidents in which what appears to be a sprain is in actuality a hairline bone fracture or muscle strain, the cases of ankle injuries are even higher. A sprain affects the ligament. And if you continue to stress the injury by walking or even standing on it, not only will it not heal quickly, but it can get worse. If it turns out that you have a hairline fracture, delaying your visit to our office might result in that bone fracture becoming more severe. There is no doubt that the sooner you have your ankle sprain Woodside diagnosed and treated, the greater the chance is that you can expect more rapid recovery. Our foot doctor will examine you and probably take x-rays, as well. It is vital that the diagnosis is definite. In many instances, it will be necessary for you to use crutches or a walker, whichever is most applicable, so that your ankle will be able to heal unimpeded. Medication for pain could be required. Typically, over-the-counter options are sufficient. And the acronym RICE is often the foundation of treatment. It stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. Rest is obvious. Ice reduces swelling. Compression simply means wrapping the ankle. And elevation refers to lifting the leg above the level of your head for up to two to three hours per day.
Have your ankle sprain Woodside looked at and treated in a timely manner. Contact our office to arrange an appointment.