How We Can Help You with Ankle Sprains
At Premier Podiatry and Orthopedics, we offer a range of treatments to help you recover from ankle sprains:
The initial response to an ankle sprain is crucial for managing pain and reducing swelling. Our team at Premier Podiatry and Orthopedics recommends the RICE protocol as a fundamental step in your recovery process:
- Rest: Give your injured ankle time to heal by avoiding weight-bearing activities that can exacerbate the injury.
- Ice: Applying ice to the affected area in 20-minute intervals can help reduce inflammation and numb the pain.
- Compression: Wrapping the injured ankle with a bandage or compression sleeve can provide support and limit swelling.
- Elevation: Elevating your ankle above heart level whenever possible can assist in reducing swelling.
Our team is filled with experts in designing rehabilitation programs tailored to your specific needs. They will guide you through a series of exercises aimed at improving ankle strength, flexibility, and stability. Through targeted movements and progressive training, you will regain your strength and confidence in your ankle’s capabilities.
We offer laser therapy as an advanced treatment option to expedite the healing process. This non-invasive procedure uses a combination of wavelengths to reduce inflammation, relieve pain, and promote tissue regeneration at a cellular level. Laser therapy is a painless and efficient way to enhance your body’s natural healing mechanisms.
For Severe Cases – Surgery
In instances where the ankle ligaments are severely damaged and conservative treatments are not providing the desired results, surgical intervention may be considered. Our skilled orthopedic surgeons specialize in ankle surgeries, including ligament repair and reconstruction. Rest assured, we will discuss all available options with you and collaborate to determine the best course of action for your situation.