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Sprained Ankle

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At Milwaukee Advanced Foot & Ankle Clinic in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, we can help treat ankle sprains.

What is a sprained ankle?

A sprained ankle is one of the most common sports injuries that athletes of all different types experience due to rolling, twisting, or turning your ankle awkwardly. Injuries or accidents can stretch or tear the ligaments that hold your ankle bone in place.

Most sprains are minor and only require rest and at-home care, but severe cases may involve more comprehensive treatment plans.

What are common signs and symptoms of a sprained ankle?

What are common signs and symptoms of a sprained ankle?

  • Pain when you put weight on your foot
  • Your ankle is tender to the touch
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • A limited or strained range of motion
  • A popping sound when you get injured

What causes a sprained ankle?

What causes a sprained ankle?

  • Falling awkwardly on their ankle while playing sports
  • Wearing improper shoes for exercise
  • Poor physical condition

How is a sprained ankle treated?

Before any treatment, Dr. Deacon first performs a comprehensive physical exam. This is to learn more about your condition and discuss your symptoms with you. After consultation, he will closely work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan.

Most sprained ankles can be treated with rest and at-home remedies and conservative treatments, including over-the-counter pain medication, plenty of rest, icing, and elevation to reduce swelling.

If you have severe sprained ankles, we may recommend surgery.

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To learn more about arthritis and personalized treatment plans, please feel free to contact us.

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