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New Orleans Podiatrist | New Orleans Ankle Sprain | LA | Premier Foot Specialists |

Premier Foot Specialists, LLC

7311 Downman Road

New Orleans, LA 70126

(504) 241-5707 (O)   (504) 241-1945 (F)

Ankle Sprain
 

One of the most common injuries to the foot and ankle is the ankle sprain. The pain associated with a sprain is due to the tearing or stretching or of one or more ligaments to the foot. A ligament is a thick band of tissue nestled between the two bones and is often compared to a rubber band. When the ligaments around the ankle are stretched and not able to return to its original shape, it looses its elastic properties weakening the strength of the rubber band. When the ligaments around the ankle are stretched or torn, the ankle swells as the body's defense mechanism to prevent further injury. There is usually significant localized pain and bruising. Many times, one or more bones in the foot may also be fractured. If not given the opportunity to heal properly, the weakened ligament allows for repeat ankle sprains. Remember RICE!

Rest
Ice
Compression
Elevate

Ankle Tip:

When a sprain occurs, do not apply heat. Immediately apply ice to the ankle and a compressive bandage, such as an ace bandage. Elevate foot above your heart and see your podiatrist at once. Get plenty of rest and stay off your injured ankle. Depending on the severity of the injury, recovery can take anywhere from two weeks to several months. If left untreated, arthritis and chronic ankle instability can develop and persist.

 

 
 
New Orleans Podiatrist Premier Foot Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Ankle Sprain, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in New Orleans, LA. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, 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 70126 area and surrounding areas in New Orleans