Ankle Sprains Specialist

Dallas Orthopedic and Shoulder Institute

Orthopedic Specialists located in Sunnyvale, TX

Ankle sprains might not sound serious, but they can cause intense, crippling pain. If you experience ankle sprains, the highly-trained team at Dallas Orthopedic & Shoulder Institute in Sunnyvale and Kaufman, Texas, is here for you. They offer a wide range of treatments to help you heal quickly and efficiently. Schedule an appointment with Dallas Orthopedic & Shoulder by phone or online today.

Ankle Sprains Q & A

What are ankle sprains?

Ankle sprains are injuries that happen in your ankle joint after you twist, turn, or roll your ankle. Doing so can tear or stretch ligaments that support your ankle joint. The team at Dallas Orthopedic & Shoulder Institute can offer you symptom relief after ankle sprains.

What are the symptoms of ankle sprains?

If you suffer an ankle sprain, you might notice the following signs or symptoms:

  • Popping sound during your injury
  • Pain or tenderness
  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Ankle instability
  • Inability to bear weight on your ankle

Ankle sprain treatments vary based on what kind of sprain you have and how severe it is. Your Dallas Orthopedic & Shoulder Institute provider personalizes each treatment based on your needs and preferences.

How does my provider diagnose ankle sprains?

To diagnose ankle sprains, your orthopedic specialist reviews your symptoms and accident history and examines your injured ankle. They might recommend you undergo specific imaging procedures, like X-rays, CT scans, ultrasound, or MRIs, to make a diagnosis.

What are my ankle sprain treatment options?

Orthopedic & Shoulder Institute specialists might recommend you undergo one or more of the following ankle sprain treatments:

At-home care

Things you can do at home to heal faster include resting your ankle joint, icing the area several times a day, wearing a bandage or ankle brace, and elevating your ankle.

Medications

Taking over-the-counter pain medicines is often an effective way to manage the discomfort associated with a sprained ankle.

Regenerative medicine

Regenerative medicine at Dallas Orthopedic & Shoulder Institute uses stem cells and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to stimulate your body’s ability to heal itself and generate new tissue.

Physical therapy

During physical therapy, your Dallas Orthopedic & Shoulder Institute provider shows you which stretches and strengthening exercises can speed up your healing after an ankle sprain. These stretches and exercises can also reduce your risk of reinjury.

Surgery

Suppose you’ve suffered a severe ankle sprain. In that case, your orthopedic surgeon might recommend surgery to repair the ligaments that don’t seem to be healing. This surgery can restore your ankle joint function.

Don’t live with crippling ankle sprains that refuse to heal when simple treatment is within reach. See the experts at Dallas Orthopedic & Shoulder Institute by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.