Expert Care for Ankle Sprains Available for Patients in New Jersey
Ankle sprains are one of the most commonly sustained injuries. They occur in people of all ages, and they can range from very mild to severe, depending on how much damage is done to the ligaments when they are stretched and torn. However, just because ankle sprains are common doesn’t make it any less important to see a doctor when one occurs. Without proper treatment, sprains can weaken your ankle over time, making it more prone to injury in the future.
At Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (AOSMI) in New Jersey, our orthopedic specialists and onsite podiatrists can diagnose your sprained ankle and provide the treatment that you need. Simply make an appointment with us, and we will help you get on the road to recovery.
Common Causes of Ankle Sprains
There are many ways one can sustain an ankle sprain, but some of the most common causes include:
- Falling on the ankle
- Walking or exercising on uneven surfaces
- Participating in activities such as running, tennis, football, soccer, basketball, and others where there is a lot of rolling and twisting of the foot
Treating Your Sprained Ankle
When you make an appointment with AOSMI, one of our board-certified physicians will take the time to carefully assess your injury, as well as conduct an X-ray right onsite at our facility in order to accurately diagnose the severity of your sprained ankle. While treatment will vary depending on your specific needs, oftentimes a conservative approach will be taken first. This could include using a brace to immobilize the ankle as to not aggravate and worsen the injury. Rehabilitation through physical therapy may also be recommended to increase ankle strength and prevent stiffness and chronic ankle problems. Physical therapy is among the many services that we proudly offer here at AOSMI. While surgical treatment for ankle sprains is rare, our team can determine the best surgical method if conservative methods are not providing the results that you require.
To receive treatment for an ankle sprain, or to simply learn more about our orthopedic facility in New Jersey, contact AOSMI today.