Sprained Ankle Specialist

Dr. Frank Henry, Foot & Ankle Specialist

Foot and Ankle Specialist located in Victoria, TX & Marble Falls, TX

Having a sprained ankle isn’t just incredibly painful; without proper treatment, your risk of re-injury— and thus ongoing discomfort — is high. With Dr. Frank Henry, Foot and Ankle Specialist in Victoria and Marble Falls, Texas, you can meet with top-rated podiatrist Dr. Frank Henry, who has extensive experience in treating the most complex of ankle sprains. Book your sprained ankle exam today by clicking on the online scheduler or by calling either location directly.

Sprained Ankle Q & A

What are the symptoms of a sprained ankle?

 

Ankle sprains vary in severity and can lead to a broad spectrum of symptoms, which can continue progressing over a period of several days. When you roll or twist your ankle, the ligaments that bind your ankle together become overstretched or torn. This can lead to:

  • Difficulty bearing weight on the affected foot
  • Extreme tenderness
  • Swelling or bruising
  • Ankle instability

An ankle sprain can also lead to a limited range of motion and difficulty flexing or pointing your foot.

Do I need to see a podiatrist for a sprained ankle?

Yes! Even though home remedies such as rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE) are beneficial for promoting healing when you have an ankle sprain, you need to have a comprehensive evaluation to ensure you don’t have a broken bone or torn ligament.

Without proper treatment, your ankle may never properly heal. This can lead to a lifetime of ankle soreness and ongoing issues with instability, which could increase your risk of future ankle sprains.

Dr. Frank Henry uses in-office digital X-ray and musculoskeletal ultrasound technology to confirm an ankle sprain diagnosis and rule out related conditions. Dr. Frank Henry will get you started on your ankle sprain treatment plan right away.

 

How are sprained ankles treated?

Your sprained ankle treatment plan from Dr. Frank Henry is entirely tailored to your specific diagnosis and any symptoms you’re experiencing. Generally, Dr. Frank Henry begins by immobilizing your ankle joint with a removable walking boot or compression wrapping. He can also prescribe nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to help with pain and inflammation.

As your swelling and bruising start to subside, Dr. Frank Henry can get you started on additional ankle sprain treatments, including:

  • Physical therapy
  • Injection therapy
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Range of motion exercises
  • Custom-designed supportive orthotics or ankle braces

Dr. Frank Henry cares for you every step of the way, so you can fully recover from your sprained ankle.

Schedule your sprained ankle evaluation with Dr. Frank Henry right away to get started on early treatment. You can conveniently book an appointment either online or over the phone.

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