ankle sprain2Isaiah Thomas, Boston Celtic point guard, sustained an ankle sprain in April’s game against the Atlanta Hawks. Thomas, however, was determined to play in the upcoming Game 6. “I’m great,” he said. “Ready for Game 6. I’m playing no matter what.” After Thomas suffered the ankle sprain injury during the fourth quarter, he headed straight to the locker room and had to sit out the rest of the game. Thomas had a slight limp while in the locker room, but was hopeful in getting treatment and the injury not being serious.

Ankle sprains are very pain and inconvenient. If you require medical assistance, consult with Dr. James Ricketti of New Jersey. Dr. Ricketti will provide you with the foot- and ankle information you seek.

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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