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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Evaluating an Ankle Sprain | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Katy Statler, D.P.M.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

Evaluating an Ankle Sprain
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Evaluating an Ankle Sprain | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

At Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists we’ve seen patients who’ve sprained their ankles in all kinds of ways. An ankle sprain—basically defined as an injury to one or more of the ligaments in the ankle—can occur as the result of a sudden injury such as a fall or being kicked or knocked down during a sports event. It can happen less dramatically if you miss the bottom step or land on your ankle the wrong way stepping off the curb. For people with weak ankles, it can even happen while walking or even standing that the ankle gives way and a sprain happens. Other causes of ankle sprains include wearing non-supportive or ill-fitting shoes and walking or running on uneven surfaces.

How Bad is It?

The ligaments in your ankle act like rubber bands, connecting one bone to another or joint to joint.  They stabilize the ankle joint by restricting side to side movement. Ankle sprains can have varying degrees of severity depending on how many ligaments are involved and whether they are stretched, partially torn or completely torn.

Symptoms of an ankle sprain can include:

  • Pain or soreness in the ankle
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Joint stiffness
  • Difficulty bearing weight on the foot or walking

 

Our board certified foot and ankle surgeons, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin, Dr. Jessica A. Addeo and Dr. Rajan Patel will need to examine your foot and ankle and hear how the injury occurred as well as what the progression of your symptoms have been. X-rays (which can be done in our Aberdeen office) or other imaging studies may also be ordered. It is possible for a sprain and a fracture to occur simultaneously and the foot doctor will need a complete picture of your injury before prescribing treatment.

Before you get to see the foot doctor you can follow the RICE Regimen: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. The podiatrist may prescribe physical therapy, medication or even surgery depending on how badly the ankle is injured. What’s most important is to seek treatment of ankle injuries promptly. If not properly and completely rehabilitated from the very beginning, repeated sprains can occur. If you have twisted your ankle or injured it in some other way, contact at our Aberdeen office for an appointment as soon as possible.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Evaluating an Ankle Sprain, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Aberdeen, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses/Corns, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07747 area and surrounding areas in Aberdeen