Most people have sprained an ankle sometime during their lives.
1. What is an Ankle Sprain?
Ankle sprains are common injuries for people of all ages. A sprained ankle is an injury that occurs when you roll, twist or turn your ankle in an awkward way. This can stretch or tear the tough bands of tissue (ligaments) that help hold your ankle bones together. Most ankle sprains will heal whether they are treated or not. However, it takes much longer for a sprain to heal without treatment. More importantly, a sprained ankle left to heal on its own has a very high chance of being reinjured in the future.
2. How can ACC help with ankle pain?
At ACC, we specialize in treating ankle injuries for people of all ages and professional athletes.
With proper and constant treatment, most sprained ankles can heel fully without the need for casting or surgery. In chronic cases or when the ankle is badly damaged, we recommend foot orthotics as a device to support and stabilize your foot and ankle. If properly made, the foot orthotics allow athletic activity without interfering with performance and prevents re-injury at the same time.
We follow the latest evidence-based research and apply it to our practices. Through our services, many patients have achieved their health and wellness goals.