Why It Is Crucial That An Expert Podiatrist Treats Your Sprained Ankle
Foot & Ankle Pain Relief from Experienced Milwaukee, WI Podiatrists & Foot Surgeons
Too many times, we hear from patients who have been treated by another podiatrist but are still in pain. While we are typically able to reverse damage done by ineffective and costly treatments, sometimes the previous treatments have left the patient with pain and instability that is not easily remedied.
The experienced Milwaukee Podiatrists at Milwaukee Foot & Ankle Specialists believe that getting it right the first time is of the utmost importance. This is especially true when treating ankle sprains. The nature of this injury necessitates a quick and effective treatment regimen.
When your injured ankle is not treated correctly, it can heal itself in a way that limits mobility and flexibility. In addition, your risk of a future ankle sprain increases when your ankle is not allowed to heal properly.
Immediate Treatment Options for Your Sprained Ankle
If you cannot make it to one of our podiatry offices right away, our Milwaukee, WI podiatrists recommend the following approach to treating your ankle sprain. PRINCE is the acronym commonly used to help remember the immediate treatment of an ankle sprain:
- P – Protect your ankle by limiting mobility. A brace may be applied if available.
- R – Rest your ankle and do not walk on it if at all possible.
- I – Ice your ankle to help reduce swelling. Ice for 10 to 20 minutes each hour for at least the first day.
- N – NSAIDS are medications that reduce pain and swelling, such as Advil or Motrin.
- C – Compression wraps, such as an ACE bandage, can be used to reduce swelling. However, be careful not to wrap it too tightly because it could hinder your circulation.
- E – Elevating the injured ankle above the level of your heart for approximately 2 or 3 hours a day can help reduce both swelling and bruising.
Healing Your Sprained Ankle – Timing is Everything
The Milwaukee, Wisconsin (WI) sprained ankle specialists at Milwaukee Foot & Ankle Specialists want to ensure that you are seen as soon as possible after your injury. That’s why we offer same day acute care appointments. Our multiple Wisconsin podiatry offices allow you to be seen as quickly as possible. We have four conveniently located podiatry offices in Wisconsin:
- Our Wauwatosa, WI Podiatry Office
- Our New Berlin, WI Podiatry Office
- Our Mequon, WI Podiatry Office
- Our Oak Creek, WI Podiatry Office
If you are injured, don’t risk the long-term health of your ankle; future injuries can be severe and too often cause lifelong pain and impairment. Please do not hesitate to call 414.257.0676 for an appointment.
While our podiatry offices are conveniently located in Wauwatosa, New Berlin, Mequon, and Oak Creek, we offer podiatry services to patients in and around Milwaukee, WI including Franklin, Brookfield, Fox Point, Hales Corner, Waukesha, West Allis, Menomonee Falls, and South Milwaukee.
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