Tobias Harris, forward for the Orlando Magic, has recently suffered a sprained ankle. This is his second injury this season, since he also suffered an injury to the head that required seven stitches. His ankle injury occurred when he came too close to teammate, Nikola Vecuvic. Harris’ status has been day-to-day, with his status changing with reports on his health.
Ankle sprains are common, but need immediate attention. If you have any concerns about your feet, consult with The Podiatry Care Center from Dr. Rhonda Nelson. Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.
How Does an Ankle Sprain Occur?
Ankle sprains take place when the ligaments in your ankle are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured, including twisting or rolling over onto your ankle, putting undue stress on it, or causing trauma to the ankle itself.
What are the Symptoms?
● Mild to moderate bruising
● Limited mobility
● Discoloration of the skin (depending on severity)
Preventing a Sprain
● Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion
● Stretching before exercises and sports
● Knowing your limits can aid in prevention
Treatment of a Sprain
Treatment of a sprain depends on the severity. Many times, people are told to rest and remain off their feet completely, while others are given an air cast. If the sprain is very severe, surgery may be required.
If you have suffered an ankle sprain previously, you may want to consider additional support such as a brace and regular exercises to strengthen the ankle.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Glenn Dale, MD. We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technologies to treat your foot and ankle needs.