Ankle Injuries

An ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries of the ankles in people, whether you are an athlete or not.  This is caused when the ligaments that hold the ankle joints in place are stretched beyond their limits.  If it is severe enough the ligament can actually tear.  Rest, ice, elevation and compression are the treatments for most sprains.  A short leg cast may be used for more severe cases and physical therapy is helpful to return strength and function to the ankle.

 

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