MD Podiatrist Discusses Ankle Sprains

An ankle sprain is a painful, swelling injury that results when ligaments supporting the ankle bones and joint are stretched beyond their normal range and tear. If you can’t put weight on your ankle, seek medical care for the sprain. A doctor or clinician will assess the severity of the injury and recommend appropriate treatment, which may include medication (such as ibuprofen and naproxen), rest, compression wraps, and rehabilitation exercises.
 
“If improperly treated, a sprain can weaken your ankle and increase susceptibility to future sprains,” says podiatrist Dan Michaels, DPM. “Repeated ankle sprains can lead to long-term issues, including arthritis and ongoing ankle instability.”