ankle-sprain2The world’s number one golf player, Rory McIlroy, will not be returning to defend his title in the Open Championship due to a sprained ankle. The golfer said the injury occurred while playing soccer with friends in Northern Ireland. While he was hopeful recovery would be short, McIlroy later decided that the Open Championship at St. Andrews was not worth risking complete recovery. McIlroy will be the first player not defending his Open title since Ben Hogan in 1954.

Ankle sprains are very pain and inconvenient. If you have any concerns about your foot and ankle needs contact Dr. James Ricketti of New Jersey. Dr. Ricketti will treat your foot and ankle needs.

How Does an Ankle Sprain Occur?

Ankle sprains take place when the ligaments in your ankle are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured, including twisting or rolling over onto your ankle, putting undue stress on it, or causing trauma to the ankle itself.

What are the Symptoms?

  • Mild to moderate bruising
  • Limited mobility
  • Swelling
  • Discoloration of the skin (depending on severity)

Preventing a Sprain

  • Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion
  • Stretching before exercises and sports
  • Knowing your limits can aid in prevention

Treatment of a Sprain

Treatment of a sprain depends on the severity. Many times, people are told to rest and remain off their feet completely, while others are given an air cast. If the sprain is very severe, surgery may be required.

If you have suffered an ankle sprain previously, you may want to consider additional support such as a brace and regular exercises to strengthen the ankle.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office, located in Hamilton, NJ. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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