If you have recently suffered an ankle injury, you are likely wondering how you are going to start feeling better. Please keep reading to learn about how our Buffalo doctors at our Elmwood Village office can help you heal. We have helped many injured patients in our community get back up on their feet. We would be more than happy to get you set up with a free consultation. Call us today to set yours up.
Types of Ankle Injuries
The most common type of ankle injury is a sports injury. We see a lot of athletes come to our office for treatment and recovery care.
However, ankle injuries happen to non-athletes a lot. Something as simple as walking on uneven ground can result in you suffering an injury to your ankle.
Sprains and strains are very common. Broken ankles can be a result of an accident. You also may have injuries such as tendonitis.
Please visit our office immediately if you are unsure what caused your injury. We can diagnose and treat you as soon as possible.
Options for Treatment
There are many things that you can do to treat an ankle injury. Casts, wraps, and braces can be used depending on the severity and type of injury. Surgery may be needed for some people with severe damage to their ankles.
Physical therapy is an extremely useful tool for rehabilitating ankles. We provide physical therapy at our Elmwood Villag office.
Home Care for an Ankle Injury
If you have ever had a minor injury, you may have heard of the acronym “R.I.C.E..” It is a good general outline for caring for an injury at home. The acronym stands for rest, ice, compression, and elevation. It can be used for many types of injuries but is often used for lower extremity injuries.
The best thing you can do for an ankle injury is to give yourself a chance to heal. Resting will allow your body to repair. You wouldn’t want to continue sports on an injured ankle. This will only prolong your recovery or make your injury worse.
Icing is typically used for initial care, but you can use ice for temporary pain relief. Compression can immobilize your joint to prevent movement that will delay your healing. The elevation is helpful if you have swelling in the area.
Call Our Buffalo Doctors Today
An ankle injury can disrupt your life. You are likely anxious to return to doing what you love. If you want dedicated and experienced doctors to tend to your injury and help you during your recovery process, please get in touch with us today. We would be glad to get you set up with a free consultation when you call our Elmwood Village office today.