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Do you remember spraining your ankle as a child and how much it hurt? Every day, 25,000 people sprain their ankles by unexpectedly stepping on an uneven surface or during a physical activity. Athletes face the potential of sprained ankles every time they jump a hurdle, run a race, or step onto a court. Whatever caused your sprained ankle, our experienced ankle doctor in Lenox Hill for sprained ankles, Dr. Nick, can help make sure your ankle heals correctly so you avoid future complications.
If you get a twisting feeling in your ankle, but the pain fades away quickly and you can go on with what you were doing without feeling more pain, you may have a mild ankle sprain. A more severe sprain may cause your ankles to swell, making it far too painful to stand. At times, with a bad sprain, you may even feel a disturbing “pop” when you get injured.
Ankle sprains occur when one or more ligaments on the outer side of your ankle have become torn or stretched. If you experience pain along the inner side of your ankle, seek the advice of an ankle doctor in Lenox Hill, NY, for sprained ankles right away. Your pain may indicate a very serious injury to the tendons or to the ligaments that support your foot arch.
Our foot and ankle specialist Dr. Nick uses advanced digital x-ray technology to tell whether you have a sprain or whether you have broken a bone in your ankle. If you cannot bear weight after an injury or if your foot swells or looks deformed, call Silverstone Podiatry right away at 646.657.0070. We will prioritize your care with a same-day or next-day appointment.