A sprained ankle is an injury that occurs when you roll, twist or turn your ankle in an awkward way.
If there is a severe in-turning or out-turning of the foot relative to the ankle, the forces cause the ligaments to stretch beyond their normal length. If the force is too strong, the ligaments can tear.
One sign of a sprained ankle is if you lose your balance when your foot is placed unevenly on the ground
You may also fall and be unable to stand on that foot. When excessive force is applied to the ankle’s soft tissue structures, you may even hear a “pop”. Pain and swelling result.
Do not walk on a sprained ankle.
Foot & Ankle Injury & Pain Treatment in Miami
When pain or injury strikes your foundation, OrthoNOW’s on-site foot and ankle specialists are here to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible. For more information or to make an appointment, please call us at (305) 537-7272 or drop by. Walk-Ins welcome.