Recognizing Telltale Symptoms of Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains, a prevalent injury often incurred during physical activities, exhibit distinctive symptoms that signal the extent of damage to the ligaments surrounding the joint. One prominent indication is pain, typically localized around the affected ankle, intensifying with movement. Swelling, a natural response to tissue damage, manifests as increased volume around the injured area, accompanied by warmth and tenderness. Restricted range of motion becomes apparent, impeding the ability to flex or rotate the ankle comfortably. Bruising may develop over time, reflecting the severity of the sprain and the extent of internal bleeding. Weight-bearing on the affected foot often proves challenging, as the injured ligaments struggle to support the joint adequately. Understanding these nuanced symptoms is pivotal for prompt and accurate diagnosis. If you have symptoms that indicate a sprained ankle, it is suggested that you visit a chiropodist who can offer correct treatment measures.

When one or more ligaments in the ankle overstretch or tear due to injury, an ankle sprain occurs. If you would like to learn more about ankle sprains, please consult with one of the specialists from Thornhill Foot Clinic. Our chiropodists can help you maintain the health of your lower limbs and your mobility. 

Symptoms of an ankle sprain vary depending on the severity of the injury, but may include: 

  • Pain

  • Swelling

  • Bruising

  • Tenderness

  • Difficulty walking

  • Ankle instability

  • A reduced range of motion in the ankle 

Treatments for an ankle sprain may consist of: 

  • Resting the injured ankle

  • Applying ice

  • Elevating the ankle

  • Compressing the ankle

  • Over-the-counter pain medications

  • Ankle braces or other devices to take weight off of the ankle

  • Ankle exercises 

  • Surgery (in rare cases) 

It’s important for the sprained ankle to heal correctly and fully in order to avoid repeated injury. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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