Treating Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains happen all of the time. If you are like some, this is a type of injury that is something that you can easily shake off and continue moving as you did before. However, if you are like others, ankle sprains can be something that takes you out of the sports or activities you enjoy for a while. Whichever category you fall into, it's important to know that an ankle sprain can create an instability in your joint that can affect the integrety of the ligaments surrounding the ankle joint as well as the quality of the cartilage inside of the joint. 

After experiencing an ankle sprain, many find it easy to just keep functioning and ignore the injury. However, that is when instability is created around that joint, if you ignore the problem for an increased period of time. It’s important to allow yourself time to rehab and recover from ankle sprains adequately and appropriately in order to be able to prevent the ongoing issues that can happen as a result of an ankle sprain.

At Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists, we use modalities such as x-rays, to make sure there are no broken bones related to the sprain, and ultrasound to take a look at the ligaments. We strive to get you on the best treatment protocol for you, so that you can recover from your ankle sprain and keep them from recurring. 

Whether you’ve had one ankle sprain or you’ve had several, it’s important that you have your ankle evaluated. Have one of the specialists at Austin Foot and Ankle take a look at it and let’s get you on a treatment protocol to get you recovered and get you back to your sport or activity as quickly as possible. Don't wait to contact Drs. Thomajan and John today.

Dr. Shine John, DPM, FACFAS
Podiatric Physician, Surgeon, Specialist at Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists