Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries to suffer. They very commonly occur in athletic activity especially when on uneven ground or when there is possibility of coming down from a jump on a some else's foot or a different object. Inversion sprains are the most common injury that we see in practice, which is where the foot has turned down and inward from the ankle.
If you have suffered an ankle sprain, you should seek treatment as soon as possible if you have persistent pain, swelling, bruising, or inability to bear weight and walk normally. It is relatively common to sprain or tear the anterior talofibular ligament which helps stabilize the ankle. In more severe injuries, other ankle ligaments may be damaged as well. If these injuries are not treated appropriately, some patients develop instability of the ankle where they are more prone to future injuries and can require surgery to stabilize the ankle and tighten the ligaments.
If you have a foot and ankle injury or any pain, call us today so we can help at 719-488-4664. Our Colorado Springs, podiatric foot and ankle surgeons, Drs. Matthew Hinderland and Jordan Cameron strive to treat patients with the most up to date techniques in a compassionate manner.