What is a Sprain?
Sprains are very common injuries where the ligaments are stretched or tore. The most common place for these sprains to occur is in your ankle. They occur when your foot twists or turns beyond its normal range of motion causing pain. Sprains and strains are two different injuries whereas a strain is when a muscle or tendon is stretched or torn. They most often occur in your lower back or in your hamstrings. A common treatment for a sprain is to rest, ice, and elevate the injured area. But if this remedy does not relieve the pain then more treatment may be needed. Treatment from a podiatrist in Smithtown may be able to help.
What they can do to help!
Here at Sound Foot Care, we are a podiatrist in Smithtown ready to help with your sprains. If your at home remedy does not seem to be doing the trick to reduce your swelling around your injury then it’s time for more focused care. Our goal here at Sound Foot Care is to get your back on your feet as quick as possible. We use a variety of different techniques and services to help our patients met their goal. Our first step is to see what grade sprain you are suffering from. They are:
What to Expect from Treatment
Once we figure out what grade sprain you are suffering from we can start treatment. We will work with you in making a treatment plan that is right for you depending on your situation. Your treatment could include ice, heat, ultrasound, or hands-on therapy to reduce your swelling and pain. Then we want you to increase your movement in your injured area by showing your certain exercises or stretches to do so. These stretches will also help increase your flexibility and strength. We want you to feel comfortable throughout your whole treatment with us, your local podiatrist in Smithtown. There is no need to keep suffering from your injury give us a call today to schedule an appointment to get back on your feet.