Looking for a doctor to help with your sprains foot condition in or around San Francisco, the Bay Area, or Sacramento? San Francisco Foot and Ankle Center can diagnose and treat your sprains condition.
Ankle sprains are often caused by a fall or twist that causes an unnatural rotation and injury. Depending on the severity of the injury, there may be damage to the ligaments surrounding the ankle or may result in a break of one of the surrounding bones. Immediately after an ankle sprain you will likely experience pain, swelling and possibly bruising. You may have increased pain with walking or putting any pressure on the area. If you have had an ankle sprain, contact your podiatrist immediately for full evaluation and treatment. In the meantime, use “RICE” to help reduce pain and swelling: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation.