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Crocs, Inc. Blue Jays Brett Lawrie had an early departure, following a left ankle sprain after attempting to steal second base. Earlier this year, second baseman Jose Reyes badly sprained his ankle after making an awkward slide on that very same base. This time around Lawrie, had his own part in it sliding awkwardly and spraining his ankle. Unfortunately, Lawrie will be placed on the 15-day disabled list.

"He came in [Monday] night, the doctors ruled out a fracture and he might be able to play [Tuesday]." During the game yesterday his ankle started to swell up a little bit. Obviously it wasn't moving in the direction that everybody hoped. So we decided to get an MRI and it showed it was a lot more severe. So you're looking at two weeks, maybe three, just because he'll be down at least a week, said general manager Alex Anthopoulos."

Just like Lawrie, an ankle sprain can cause you to miss important competitive 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
· Limited mobility
· 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.

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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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Dr. Mayer Salama and Dr. Daniel Salama
3408 West Rd (In Grange Plaza)
Trenton, MI 48183 -(734) 676-4664

2200 Monroe
Dearborn, MI 48124 - (313) 274-0990

6770 Dixie Hwy. Suite 101
Clarkston, MI 48346 - (248) 625-1110

23800 Orchard Rd Suite 201
Farmington Hills, MI  48336 - (248) 474-0040