Ankle sprains are the most common type of sprain injury. They occur when you roll your ankle or step incorrectly, overextending your ligaments. Whenever you suffer any kind of sprain, be sure to see your orthopedic doctor right away for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.
Watch this video to learn more about treating ankle sprains. Your orthopedic doctor will want you to rest your ankle to allow it to heal. You may also need a compression bandage around your ankle to keep swelling under control. When left untreated, swelling can lead to a worsening of your injury.
Are you concerned that you have an ankle sprain? Make an appointment at Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine to let our specialists help you recover. Schedule your consultation at our Forest Hills office today by calling (718) 690-9520.