If you ever experience an ankle sprain, it is important that you make an appointment to immediately come in to Astoria Foot Care Group PC to see our urgent foot doctor in Astoria, Dr. Steven Mermelstein.
An ankle sprain is one time when emergency foot care is immediately needed. When a person sprains an ankle, it means that the ankle has been unnaturally twisted. This can cause a bone in the ankle to break, or can cause an ankle sprain which is a twisting of one of the ligaments in the foot. Until this ankle problem is examined by our urgent foot doctor in Astoria, it is impossible to determine the extent of the damage, and what type of treatment is needed. Diagnosis of the severity of the sprain will determine how damaged the foot is, and possibly even the duration of the treatment. When not treated properly, an ankle sprain can develop into a long-term ankle problem. It is always best to immediately come in to see our foot doctor to make sure that this does not occur. Usually you can tell if you have an ankle sprain if you experience pain after your ankle is twisted or injured. There also most likely will be swelling and bruising around the ankle. There are different treatments for ankle sprains, depending on the severity of the problem, with some treatments being as simple as resting and elevating the ankle, and applying ice. Our foot doctor may tell you to use compression bandages to immobilize and support the ankle. In some cases, if a person has a serious ankle sprain, it may call for surgery to be performed to repair and tighten ligaments.
For an appointment to meet with our urgent foot doctor in Astoria following an ankle sprain, simply contact our office and let our staff know that you need immediate care.