South Lake Podiatry


Ankle Sprains

If you have sustained an injury to your ankle or have twisted it during daily activity or sports, it is important to get this evaluated by a podiatrist, to ensure proper healing.

If you are unable to walk 48 hours post- injury, this might indicate a fracture of the ankle and must be investigated immediately. Ankle sprains involve the ligaments (structures that hold the bones together) – these might just be strained, or ruptured. Fractures may be more painful and serious, involving the bones or joints of the ankle.

Initial treatment would include: RICE (rest, ice, compression, evaluation). If you are unable to bear weight on the foot seek immediate medical attention.