If you have experienced an ankle sprain, something has occurred that has caused the ligaments in your ankle to unnaturally twist. Should this occur, it is important that you come in to see our top-notch podiatrist, Dr. Gary B. Feldman, at our foot care practice, Gary B. Feldman, DPM. Our podiatrist effectively treats ankle sprains in Valley Stream so that they do not go on to cause other permanent ankle problems.
If you experience an ankle sprain, your ankle will get painful and swollen after it has twisted. When this occurs, it means that at the least you have stretched ligaments, and the ligament can even possibly be torn. Ankle sprains should always be seen by our podiatrist to make sure that the problem can be easily treated at home, and that no additional care is needed. If a serious ankle sprain is not treated, a person can develop long-term joint pain and weakness in their ankle. However, with appropriate treatment at our office, this development can be avoided. An ankle sprain can be extremely mild, or severe, depending on how badly the ligament to the ankle is injured. With more serious spraining, the ankle is not only bruised and tender, but walking can be extremely painful. Sometimes the person may even feel very unstable on that foot because the ankle gives out when the person walks. Sometimes when you get a sprain, you may even feel something tear. You may also hear a pop or snap when this sprain occurs. A simple rule of is that the more serious your ankle sprain is, the more painful it is, and the longer it will take to heal. However, each case is individual and needs to be properly assessed by our podiatrist who routinely treats ankle sprains in Valley Stream. X-rays may be needed to make sure that you have not suffered a broken bone, as well.
For an appointment to meet with our podiatrist for treatment of ankle sprains in Valley Stream, contact our office and let our staff know that you need an immediate appointment.