Ankle Sprains

What are Ankle Sprains?

An ankle sprain is a very common and easily incurred injury. It is so common that approximately 25,000 people sprain their ankle every day. Ligaments in the ankle hold the bones together and protect the ankle joint from turning, twisting, and rolling. Most ankle sprains are minor, or Grade 1 sprains, in which the ligament is stretched slightly out of its normal boundaries. Grade 2 sprains are partial tearing of the ligament and the complete tear of it is considered a Grade 3 sprain. A physician can diagnose what kind of sprain it is during an examination.

Athletes, as well as people who don’t participate athletics, frequently experience ankle sprains. For those who don’t participate in sports, simply stepping down on an uneven surface could cause an ankle sprain. Wisconsin Bone and Joint recommends patients to rest, elevate, and ice the injured ankle to reduce pain and inflammation. If you are still experiencing pain, please call us to schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic doctors.

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When conservative care and treatment is appropriate, we offer the best, least invasive, least aggressive treatment options to relieve your pain and discomfort. When an injury is more serious and conservative care is not an option, our orthopedic surgeons provide the latest in innovative surgical interventions available with the goal of getting you back to the life you love. Wisconsin Bone & Joint physicians offer orthopedic services at three convenient locations in Mayfair, Glendale and Cedarburg.