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By Dr. Michael Stein
June 19, 2012
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White Sox’s power hitter, Adam Dunn, rolled his ankle while hitting his 21st homerun of the season against the St. Louis Cardinals.  He is currently listed as day to day while his ankle sprain heals.  Dunn reports that he feels good swinging the bat. However, even with his ankle wrapped, running is still painful.

Just as it is important to rest a sprained ankle, it is equally important to have it treated.  Dr. Michael Stein sees many patients with ankle sprains at his Foot Doctor of the East Bay practice.

How Does an Ankle Sprain Happen?

This type of injury takes place when the ligaments are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured like this. However, the simple act of walking may cause a sprain. If someone’s footing is lost or if there walking is on uneven terrain, local damage may occur.

What are the Symptoms?

·         Mild to moderate bruising

·         Limited mobility

·         Swelling

·         Discoloration of the skin, depending on severity

Is There a Way to Care for My Ankle at Home?

Self-care for ankle sprains includes propping the ankle up, applying ice packs as needed, and remaining off your feet. Some may also find that wrapping an ACE bandage and taking over-the-counter pain relievers are helpful. One of the most important things to avoid is further stress to the affected area.

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 its severity.  Many times, people are told to rest and their ankles are immobilized.  Some people are given an air cast, which allows a person to walk while stabilizing the ankle.  If the sprain is very severe, surgery may be required. 

If you suffered a previous sprain, you may want to consider additional support. These supports can be a brace or regular exercises to strengthen the ankle

If you have any questions or think you might have an ankle sprain or injury, please feel free to contact one of our offices which are located in San Leandro, Pleasanton and Los Gatos, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.


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