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Ankle SprainsSpraining your ankle is not something that is pleasurable to tolerate. It requires patience and determination to restore any ankle injury effectively and correctly.

Giving to current figures about 28,000 ankle injuries happen in the United States, maximum of them ensuing from playing sports. Though numerous individuals consider ankle sprains to be no big deal and that they can even heal themselves, studies have established that leaving an ankle sprain unattended for more than a month can cause unsafe problems.

When you first sprain your ankle, it is recommended that you take medication a day or so after your injury. “It’s best to wait 48 hours before taking an NSAID (ibuprofen,naproxen) because you want the normal inflammatory process to kick in and begin the healing process. Then you take the NSAID to keep the swelling from getting worse.” Don’t take an NSAID on an empty stomach and don’t exceed the dosing directions. said Dr. Thomas W. Kaminski, lead author of a recent news report regarding this issue.

An ankle sprain can cause you to miss important events. Ankle sprains should always be treated, no matter how minor it may seem. If you have sprained your ankle, seek the aid of a podiatrist like Dr. Mayer Salama of Salama Foot Care to ensure the injury is properly evaluated and appropriate treatment options are given.

How Does an Ankle Sprain Happen?

This type of injury takes place when the ligaments are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured; however, even the simple act of walking may cause a sprain. If footing is lost or you are walking on uneven terrain, ankle damage may occur.

What are the Symptoms?

· Mild to moderate bruising
· Swelling
· Discoloration of the skin, depending on severity

Is there a Way to Care for my Ankle at Home?

Self-care for ankle sprains includes propping the ankle up and keeping it elevated, applying ice packs as needed, and remaining off your feet. Some may also find that wrapping the ankle with an ACE bandage and taking over-the-counter pain relievers are helpful. One of the most important things is to avoid further stress to the affected area.

Preventing a Sprain

· Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion
· Stretching before exercises and sports
· Knowing your limits can aid in prevention

To learn more about ankle sprains please follow link below.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Farmington Hills, Dearborn, Clarkston, and Trenton, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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