Exercise and participation in sports are great ways to increase your fitness levels, build muscle, and get your blood pumping. But sometimes activity can lead to injury, and it is important to get treatment quickly and effectively so you can be back on your feet in a timely manner.
If you find your ankle is throbbing, swollen, and achy, or putting weight on your foot is painful, you may have suffered an ankle sprain. At Mullica Hill, NJ, Upper Darby, PA, and Philadelphia, PA, offices of Dr. Michael Cherella and Dr. Kyle Shaw, we can provide the necessary treatment for your injury. Mullica Hill Foot and Ankle is here to help no matter the cause or extent of your ankle sprain.
How do I know if I have a sprained ankle?
You may feel the effects of an ankle sprain instantly, or it could take hours or days for discomfort to develop. Signs of a sprained ankle include swelling, bruising, tenderness, restricted movement, stiffness, and inhibited ability to stand or walk.
What is the treatment for a sprained ankle?
If your pain is minimal, you may be able to treat your ankle sprain at home. Try icing the area, abstaining from physical activity, resting your ankle, and keeping it elevated when sitting or laying down. You can also use a compression device to minimize swelling.
For more severe pain or pain that is prolonged and not responding to home remedies, it's time to visit our Mullica Hill, NJ, Upper Darby, PA, or Philadelphia, PA, offices to treat your ankle sprain.
Our podiatrists will evaluate your ankle and advise one or more of the following depending on the extent of your sprain:
- Prescription pain relievers
- Physical therapy
- Ankle stretches and exercises
- Switching to protective or supportive footwear
- Temporary use of crutches
Don't let ankle pain go unaddressed. Make an appointment with Dr. Cherella or Dr. Shaw of Mullica Hill Foot and Ankle. We treat ankle sprains at our Mullica Hill, NJ, Upper Darby, PA, and Philadelphia, PA, offices. Reach all our locations at 856-223-9939.