The best way to prevent ankle sprain is to keep your ankles strong and flexible with strengthening exercises.The most important exercises include proprioception. Taping or lace up ankle braces can provide support to prevent ankle sprains.
Sprained ankle treatment depends on the severity of the injury. In most cases these are treated symptomatically. More severe sprains require immobilization, physical therapy and occasionally surgery.
Recovery time from a sprained ankle will depend on the severity of the sprain. Most ankle sprains are mild and only need symptomatic treatment or an ankle brace. Mild sprains typically begin to feel better in a few days to a week and heal by six weeks. More severe ankle sprains could take more than… read more
An ankle sprain occurs during a twisting of the ankle while the foot is planted. Common causes include, twisting your ankle during a fall, tripping on an uneven surface, or landing on someones foot.
A sprained ankle occurs when the ankle twists under the body weight. Frequently a pop or tearing can be felt and heard. Common symptoms include, pain with weight bearing, point tenderness, bruising, swelling, and loss of motion. Occasionally there can be instability to the ankle.
Platelet rich plasma is also known as PRP. Your own blood is drawn and then spun down in a centrifuge for 15 minutes. The blood in separated into its basic elements, including the platelet rich portion of the blood. The platelets have healing factors and a small portion of stem cells. This is then injected… read more
What is a torn meniscus? How is that different from arthritis of the knee? The medial and lateral menisci of the knee are 2 crescent shaped discs of tough cartilage tissue that lie between the ends of the upper leg bone and lower leg bone that form the knee joint. Meniscus tears commonly occur during… read more
What are common knee injuries in football player? There are several injuries that are possible in sports especially football. Many of these can occur without contact as the foot is planted and the knee twists. An anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear is a common traumatic injury to the knee. Often this occurs without contact. The… read more
Dear Doctor: My joints are hurting, do I have arthritis? What is Arthritis? Arthritis means inflammation (swelling, redness, pain, damage) around a joint. The cartilage on the end of the bones deteriorates. What causes Arthritis? There can be certain systemic diseases like Gout, Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Spondylitis that can cause “arthritis”. What we think… read more