We are often sent patients from clinics around Alaska to treat ankle sprains and injuries. Our specialist approach always begins with eduction of options and non-surgical treatments.
What is an Ankle Sprain?
- Pain when bearing weight on the foot
- Limited range of motion
- Feelings of instability or giving way of the ankle
What are the causes of Ankle Sprains?
- A fall causing your ankle to twist
- Awkwardly landing on your foot/ankle after a jump
- Tripping when walking or exercising on uneven surfaces
- Hypermobile joints
It is important that proper intervention and treatment of an ankle sprain be initiated as early as possible following the injury to reduce the risk for long-term negative outcomes. Often, conservative treatment (non-surgical) is all that is needed to return the patient to full activity. However, in some cases—particularly in competitive athletes or patients with significant injury—surgical management may be necessary to stabilize the ankle, repair or tighten the ligaments and soft tissue structures around the ankle joint, and quickly get the patient back to action.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kaufman Anchorage Foot & Ankle Clinic to determine if you have an ankle sprain and determine the best treatment plan to manage your ankle sprain.