Ankle injuries are common, and include ligament sprains, muscle strain, and bone fracture, all of which can have very similar symptoms. At Westchester Podiatric Medicine, P.C., you can depend on expert care with our Yonkers ankle injury treatment.
Sprains are without a doubt the most frequently occurring ankle injury. You may get one from twisting your foot awkwardly, landing the wrong way when running, playing a sport, or even just while walking. You may assume that the problem is sprain, but you need to have your ankle examined and diagnosed by our podiatrist to be certain. It is unwise to ignore the situation and hope that it just gets better on its own. For one thing, if you keep putting pressure on the ankle, it is more likely to get worse than better. For another, if it happens that your injury is in fact a hairline fracture, you run the very real risk of that fracture becoming a more serious one by not seeking out our Yonkers ankle injury treatment in a timely manner. In addition to a thorough checkup, our podiatrist will most likely take x-rays, which will allow for a conclusive diagnosis to be made. Among the options that encompass our Yonkers ankle injury treatment are the simple and effective methods of resting (stay off the ankle), icing it, wrapping it, and elevating it. A cast may be required, in addition to the use of crutches so that you will not be stressing the ankle during the healing process. Over-the-counter pain relievers are typically sufficient to manage any discomfort. Some fractures might require surgery, but only if the break isn’t clean, in which case the bones will have to be set.
Contact our Yonkers ankle injury treatment office to set up a prompt appointment with our podiatrist to have your ankle evaluated and the injury addressed.