Sports Medicine Ankle Sprain and Ankle Injury Treatment
Ankle Sprain and Ankle Injury Analysis with Diagnostic Ultrasound
Athletes who have a severe ankle sprain may tear the ankle ligaments and may end up having a weak ankle, ankle instability, ankle pain, or difficulty walking. Ankle sprain treatment and ankle injury treatment (including ankle fracture treatment) should occur immediately after an ankle sprain or ankle injury to alleviate ankle pain and reduce long-term ankle problems. Our foot and ankle doctors know how important it is to fully evaluate and properly provide treatment of an ankle sprain, twisted ankle or other ankle injury or ankle pain.
Ankle sprain treatment and ankle pain treatment is commonly provided by our foot and ankle doctors (podiatrists) and whether you need your ankle simply immobilized or need ankle surgery our doctors are here to help you.
Ankle sprain and ankle injury treatment and analysis is performed by our foot and ankle doctors in our office with a variety of technology, including digital x-rays (less radiation and better visualization) and diagnostic ultrasound (to identify ligament injury and tendon tears). Our ankle doctors may also have your ankle examined with an MRI or CT Scan.
Besides our doctors treating a foot or ankle injury, our office treats most other foot and ankle problems including gout or a gout attack, ingrown toe nails, infections, heel pain and so on. Dr. Nirenberg also offers forensic assistance in criminal matters and forensic gait issues. If you believe you may need a podiatrist or foot doctor, call us today!
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Sports Medicine Ankle Weakness and Ankle Instability Treatment
Repeated ankle sprains may be sign you have a torn ankle ligament and need proper treatment for the ankle. Torn ankle ligaments can cause your ankle to become weak (ankle weakness) or cause your ankle to “give out” when you walk or run. Podiatrists refer to ankle weakness or weak ankles as ankle instability as the ankle is unsteady or unstable. Ankle weakness treatment or ankle instability treatment is provided at our Northwest Indiana podiatrist office.
Our ankle is important as we grow older to keep us walking (and running) safely and a stable, strong ankle is essential. Weak ankles or repeat ankle sprains are a sign you may have a torn ankle ligament or rupture ankle ligament. The torn ankle ligament may cause pain (or may not) and more important, a torn ankle ligament or injured ankle ligament can cause ankle weakness or ankle instability, and put you at risk for falling, sustaining an ankle fracture or losing your balance.
If you have ankle weakness or continue to sprain your ankle, it is important to see one our podiatrist sports medicine experts sooner than later. To make an appointment please call us at (219)663-2273 or make an online appointment with our podiatrist office by clicking here.
Knee, Hip or Back Pain Could Be Related to Your Feet
Often knee, hip, ankle, foot and even back pain relates to the way our feet are functioning. After all, our feet serve as our foundation and they when they are misaligned our whole body can be affected. By improving the biomechanics of our feet, problems throughout our body may improve—this is especially true for athletes who have knee pain.
We also use special wraps and braces and custom made foot orthotics to keep get our patients well faster and keep them moving. When surgery is needed, our podiatrists often use arthroscopic cameras to solve the problem through tiny incisions on an “out-patient” basis or other minimal incision techniques. The bottom line is we do everything we can to get our athletes “back in the game” as quickly as possible.
Common Sports Medicine Foot & Ankle Problems
Sports medicine problems of the heel, foot and ankle we treat include: