Healing Ankle Sprains

Did you know that there are different grades of ankle sprains? That means the severity of each ankle sprain is going to differ for each patient.

An ankle sprain occurs when the ankle twists, rolls, or turns in an unusual way. This can happen when you are walking, running, or after suffering a fall. In reality, anyone can sprain their ankle at any time. 

What are the Signs of an Ankle Sprain?

Ankle sprains are very common and millions of people suffer from them every year. You will most likely know right away when you suffer an ankle sprain. It is a painful experience that is usually very noticeable. 

Signs include:

– Pain

– Swelling

– Limited range of motion

At Home Treatment Approved by a Foot Doctor in Scottsdale

Luckily, not all sprains are severe enough to undergo surgery by your foot doctor in Scottsdale, AZ.  

There are things you can do at home to see relief from an ankle sprain. However, if you do not try to heal the sprain right away, you could cause more damage where additional treatment like surgery may be needed. 

We suggest plenty of rest, applying ice to the ankle, and elevating it when laying down. Remember, it may take a few weeks for your ankle sprain to heal. Stay consistent with treatment and stay patient.

Treatment Options from a Reliable Foot Doctor

When you do suffer from a severe ankle sprain that you are unable to treat at home, you can visit our office to meet with a foot doctor to properly diagnose and treat your ankle sprain. 

Our staff can recommend orthotics or physical therapy for additional treatment. 

For even more severe ankle sprains, non-surgical treatments or surgery is required. 

Shockwave Therapy Treatment

One non-surgical treatment option we offer for ankle sprains is shockwave therapy. Most patients require only three treatments to start feeling relief. 

Treatment sessions are 15 minutes long and done once a week. At the Foot and Ankle Center of Arizona, we use extracorporeal pulse activation technology, making it the most effective and advanced treatment that is cleared by the FDA.

How does it work? Pressure waves are applied to enhance and stimulate blood circulation, which speeds up the healing process. Plus, this treatment option comes with virtually no side effects. 

The Best Foot Doctor in Scottsdale

At the Foot and Ankle Center of Arizona, we run diagnostics, imaging, and reports to find out exactly what is going on with your ankle or foot pain so that we can find the right treatment for you. Our goal is to get you back on your feet, pain-free!