Sprained Ankle Specialist

Podiatry Care

Yitzchak Cohen, DPM

Podiatry located in Totowa, NJ & Paterson, NJ

Even though the durable ligaments in your ankle are designed to stretch and absorb shock with every step you take, one move in the wrong direction and you can easily overstretch them. Top-rated podiatrist Yitzchak Cohen, DPM, of Podiatry Care, can help you recover from your sprained ankle and get you back on your feet as quickly as possible. Schedule your sprained ankle evaluation at this Totowa, New Jersey-based practice by clicking on the online scheduler or by calling the office directly.

Sprained Ankle Q & A

How does an ankle sprain occur?

Your ankle is a type of hinge joint that’s held together by several types of connective tissues, including ligaments. These ankle ligaments are what help you point and flex your toes — they’re designed to stretch and handle stress.

When you overstretch or even tear any of your ankle ligaments, the injury is known as a sprain. Ankle sprains can occur for any of the following reasons:

  • Running, walking, or training on uneven or hilly surfaces
  • Falling down or missing a step on a flight of stairs
  • Twisting or rolling your foot during sporting activities, like football, basketball, or tennis

Your chances of suffering from a sprained ankle are also higher if you’ve had a previous ankle sprain, especially if you didn’t have it properly treated.

What are the symptoms of a sprained ankle?

A sprained ankle is known for causing pain. But you might not be in severe pain right away, rather, pain can continue to worsen for several days after your injury occurs. You might also notice:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Tenderness
  • Inflammation

Many ankle sufferers explain that their ankle feels incredibly unstable, like it’s going to give way. Whether your ankle sprain symptoms seem minor, or if they’re more severe, schedule an evaluation at Podiatry Care right away.  

Can I get treatment for a sprained ankle?

Yes. Not only does Dr. Cohen find solutions to relieve acute pain, but he also helps promote proper healing and ankle strengthening as inflammation subsides. Your ankle sprain treatment is likely going, to begin with compression wrapping or bracing, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). As you begin to heal, Dr. Cohen can get you started on:

  • Strengthening and stability exercises
  • Range-of-motion exercises
  • Activity modifications
  • Balance training

If conservative therapies aren’t providing effective relief, or if you have a severe ankle sprain (Grade 3 sprain), you might need surgery. Sprained ankle surgery involves repairing your torn ligament, grafting damaged tissues, or removing loose fragments. Dr. Cohen and the team at Podiatry Care help you every step of the way to ensure your sprained ankle treatment is entirely effective.

Book your sprained ankle exam at Podiatry Care before your injury gets any worse. Schedule your appointment online or over the phone.

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