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An ankle sprain occurs when the ligaments that support the ankle are stretched or torn. This can happen if you fall or twist your ankle in an awkward way. Ankle sprains are common injuries, especially among athletes.
There are different types of ankle sprains, depending on which ligaments are affected. The most common type of ankle sprain is a lateral ankle sprain, which occurs when the ligaments on the outside of the ankle are stretched or torn.
Symptoms of an ankle sprain include pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty walking. If you suspect that you have a sprained ankle, it is important to see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis. Ankle sprains are commonly treated with rest, ice, compression, and elevation.
If you have a severe ankle sprain, you may need to wear a splint or cast for a few weeks. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to repair the ligaments. With proper treatment, most people make a full recovery from an ankle sprain.
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Our Portland podiatrists and team members treat ankle sprains with simple yet effective remedies, exercises, and treatments. Prior to making any treatment plans, it’s best that you come into our office for an examination. If you are suffering from an ankle sprain, don’t hesitate to contact our office today by calling (503) 925-6772! Our Portland podiatrists are here to help you find relief!