By Arden Smith DPM, FACFAS, FACFAOM
As fall sports heat up for kids, so do 5K‘s, marathons, and golf tournaments for adults, Leading to ankle sprains for athletes of all ages.
Serious athletes and weekend warriors often underestimate how severe a sprain can be and rush back into action without taking the time to rehabilitate the injury properly.
While no one enjoys being sidelined from the physical activities, they love, quickly diagnosing and treating an ankle injury expedites healing. It also reduces the chances of long-term, chronic ankle pain.
Most ankle injuries require no surgical intervention, and our award-winning expert podiatrists at Advanced Foot Care always choose the most conservative treatment for the best long-term outcomes. In addition to rest, ice, compression, and elevation [also known as RICE]. Our expert doctors may also recommend physical therapy to promote healing and range of motion, as well as NSAIDs to reduce pain and inflammation.
Surgery may be required to repair the damaged ligaments in more severe cases where the injury was initially neglected. Our award-winning expert podiatrists at Advanced Foot Care of Manhasset, Maspeth, Huntington, Mineola, Woodbury, Williston Park, and Coram will always select the procedure best suited to the type and severity of the injury.