Anas Mahmoud, sophomore on the University of Louisville basketball team, is in the process of rehabilitating his sprained ankle. Although Mahmoud has missed two games since the injury, the bruising and swelling has since gone down, leaving his teammates with high hopes for his return. Coach Rick Pinto expects their “big man” to return to practice, as well as the roster, before the two-day Billy Minardi Classic.
Ankle sprains are common, but need immediate attention. If you are experiencing pain, visit Dr. Carl Ingrassia of Fords Foot and Ankle Care. Our doctor can treat your pain as well as any other foot or ankle condition.
How Does an Ankle Sprain Occur?
Ankle sprains take place when the ligaments in your ankle are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured, including twisting or rolling over onto your ankle, putting undue stress on it, or causing trauma to the ankle itself.
What are the Symptoms?
- Mild to moderate bruising
- Limited mobility
- Discoloration of the skin (depending on severity)
Preventing a Sprain
- Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion
- Stretching before exercises and sports
- Knowing your limits can aid in prevention
Treatment of a Sprain
Treatment of a sprain depends on the severity. Many times, people are told to rest and remain off their feet completely, while others are given an air cast. If the sprain is very severe, surgery may be required.
If you have suffered an ankle sprain previously, you may want to consider additional support such as a brace and regular exercises to strengthen the ankle.
If you have any questions, please contact our office in Fords, NJ. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.