Farmington, NM Podiatrist Talks How To Treat An Ankle Sprain

Farmington NM Podiatrist How To Treat An Ankle SprainAnkle sprains are a common foot injury that involves the tearing of the ligaments in the ankle. At Animas Foot And Ankle of Farmington, New Mexico (NM), there are many treatment options to treat a sprained ankle, however several can be done at home as well.

What Causes An Ankle Sprain?

  • Slips and falls can cause a sprained ankle.
  • Sporting activities can cause a sprained ankle.
  • Impact to the foot can cause a sprained ankle.
  • Difficulty walking on the foot can cause a sprained ankle.

If you have ever experienced a sprained ankle, you may have thought your foot was broken. A sprained ankle can be very painful, with swelling and bruising. Diagnosing ankle sprains is easily done with x-rays. In more severe cases, an MRI might be necessary to rule out problems with the cartilage.

How Do I Treat An Ankle Sprain?

Typically, treatment for an ankle sprain is relatively easy, and you’ll be back on your feet in no time! In the first 48 to 72 hours you can try the following things to bring down the swelling and relieve the pain:

  • use an ice pack for 20 minutes every couple hours
  • elevate the foot to eye level
  • rest the foot
  • utilize removable foot braces or ACE bandages

Often times, an ankle sprain heals with a few days. Sometimes it may take a bit longer. It’s important to take it easy while you are recovering from an ankle sprain, as this can make your recovery time shorter. While you can’t completely avoid the possibility of sprains, being more mindful during activities can help you try to avoid them.

Find out more about ankle sprains and fractures from this blog from The American Podiatric Medical Association.

If you are experiencing any kind of foot or ankle pain, please schedule an appointment at one of our podiatry offices in Farmington, NM, Gallup, NM, Durango, CO and Moab, UT today.

By Animas Foot & Ankle
Farmington, New Mexico (NM) Podiatrists

This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our practice would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.


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