As you’re engaging in the fun activities during the holiday weekend, here are some signs to be aware of if you think you sprained your ankle. With most ankle sprains, you will feel the pain right away. The ankle will start to swell immediately and you will most likely see bruising. Unfortunately, it will hurt and the ankle area will usually be tender to the touch. If the injury is really severe you will hear and/or feel something tear, along with a pop or snap. If this is the case, you will be unable to walk. The more severe your ankle sprain is, the longer it will take to heal.
Although this weekend is about summer fun, all it takes is one fast movement while your foot is planted and you can sprain your ankle. The longer you wait to have your ankle treated this will lead to more serious problems such as long term joint pain and weakness.
At Family Foot & Ankle Specialists, we understand that injuries like a sprained ankle can be sudden and painful which is why we have 24 hour emergency care! Don’t wait to have your sprained ankle treated. If you are having any of the above symptoms, please do not hesitate to give us a call.