Ankle Sprains 101
There is a big difference between spraining your ankle and breaking it. The best way to assess your ankle injury is seeing a doctor and possibly having an x-ray done. Ankles are most commonly sprained as a result of rolling your ankle to the outside, putting a great deal of strain on the muscle and ligaments. There are more ways to treat a sprained ankle aside from icing, raising it and decreasing use. For full recovery and decreased pain you’ll want to see a doctor and/or physical therapist to work on balance, mobility and strength. Most sprains are fluke accidents, but if you know you have weak ankles take extra caution and consider wearing a support. Don’t wait too long to treat a painful ankle!