An ankle sprain can cause swelling and pain when the ligaments in the ankle become stretched or torn. If you would like to have a possible ankle sprain evaluated by a qualified physician, turn to the professionals at Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group. Since our clinic was founded in 1949, we have provided innovative orthopaedic care to patients from Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and other nearby FL cities. For ankle injury treatment, we offer state-of-the-art treatments and rehabilitative services tailored specifically to the needs of each patient. If you’ve suffered an ankle sprain, we can help you regain your mobility and get back to your active and independent lifestyle.
A common injury in sports like soccer and football, an ankle sprain can arise when a player makes a rapid shifting movement with his or her foot firmly planted. As the ankle rolls outward and the bottom of the foot turns inward, the ligaments on the outside of the ankle stretch, sometimes to the point of tearing. Depending on the extent of the damage, a sprain can range from mild to severe. In the case of a mild injury, your ankle might feel stable enough for you to walk on it, but a more serious sprain might cause your ankle to feel wobbly or give out when you attempt to put weight on it.
To treat an ankle sprain, the doctors at Tampa Orthopaedic can use a variety of progressive conservative and surgical methods designed to restore strength, flexibility, and range of motion to the ankle. Following a thorough assessment and diagnosis, we can recommend a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve the best possible outcome. Your treatment regimen could include:
- Physical therapy
- Cortisone injections
- Platelet rich plasma therapy
- Ultrasound therapy
- Fracture surgery (ankle sprains can be accompanied by a broken bone in the foot or ankle)
- And more
For additional information about the diagnosis and treatment of an ankle sprain, patients in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and other nearby Florida areas can contact Tampa Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group today.