The ankle is the primary joint that connects the foot to the leg. The flexibility of the ankle helps you make quick movements and turns with your feet, but it also makes the joint very susceptible to sprains. A sprained ankle occurs when the ankle is rolled or twisted in an abnormal way. This awkward movement forces the ankle out of its normal location, which causes the ligaments in the ankle to stretch or tear. Since a sprained ankle will cause a very unstable joint that is vulnerable to more damage, it is vitally important to get the proper sprained ankle treatment in Phoenix, Arizona.
It should be fairly obvious to know if you have sprained your ankle. The rolling or twisting of the ankle will likely cause you to stumble or fall. The injury will also cause instant pain in the ankle that gets worse when trying to put any weight on the foot. Shortly after the injury, you will experience tenderness, swelling and bruising near the ankle. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms after an ankle injury, then it is time to get checked out by our medical professional in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
We will look at the foot, leg and ankle during your appointment at our office. We will need to move your foot to see exactly where you are experiencing discomfort and tenderness. It should only take a short examination to determine if you have a sprained ankle. Once your sprained ankle is diagnosed, we can determine the right sprained ankle treatment for you.
The severity of your injury will ultimately determine your sprained ankle treatment. Most sprained ankles can be treated with a combination of rest, medication and physical therapy, as well as other treatments. At Phoenix Regenerative Medicine, we are proud to offer sprained ankle treatment utilizing PRP therapy and/or stem cell therapy, depending on the situation. Once your ankle if fully healed, you will have no restrictions on your movements and can enjoy a better quality of life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation at our office in Phoenix.