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Kobe Bryant will miss games due to a severe ankle sprain which he sustained during the closing seconds in the Lakers loss to Atlanta back in March, according to Lakers. The injury was reminiscent to the sprain that he had dealt with since the 2000 playoffs, according to Bryant.

X-rays came back negative, but his ankle injury can keep Kobe from playing for a while. Kobe sprained his ankle on the Lakers final shot of the game, coming down on Dahntay Jones’ foot after missing the baseline shot. 

Athletes can miss important games as a result of ankle sprains as in the case of Kobe Bryant. Ankle sprains should always be treated no matter what. If you have sprained your ankle, seek the aid of a podiatrist like Dr. Michael Stein of Foot Doctor of the East Bay, to ensure the injury is properly evaluated and appropriate treatment options are given.

How Ankle Sprains Happen

Sprains take place when ligaments are torn or stretched beyond their limitations. The ankle can become injured in various ways, including the simple act of walking. Ankle damage can occur by walking on uneven terrain or losing your footing.

Common Ankle Sprain Symptoms

· Swelling
· Limited mobility
· Skin discoloration
· Bruising

Treating Sprains

Treatment of a sprain depends on its severity.  Usually people are told to rest and remain off their feet while others are given an air cast, which allows one to walk while stabilizing the ankle.  However surgery may be required in more severe cases.

If you have suffered a previous sprain, you may want to consider additional support, such as a brace to strengthen the ankle.

How To Prevent Sprains

· Wearing occasion-appropriate shoes
· Stretching before physical activity
· Being aware of physical limitations

For more information on ankle care, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please 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 care needs.

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