Akerman Carol A DPM

Podiatric Medicine and Podiatric Surgeon

Rest the affected area

Apply Ice

Wrap an elastic bandage around it

Elevate the area with pillows

Know for sure

If you have a sprain, symptoms you will have are pain, swelling, bruising and difficulty walking on the ankle or foot. Pay us a visit and we will examine you and give you direction on what to do next.


To prevent sprains, warm up before any type of physical activity. Also wear proper shoes, especially if you are an athlete.

Sprains can be treated with immobilization. It all depends on the extent of your sprain, but you may be able to get back to your normal routine quite quickly. You might have to wear a soft cast or  "boot" and use crutches for a few weeks.

If you recently pulled, stretched or tore a ligament. Your ankle or foot may be painful and swollen. It may be bruised.

Treating your sprain

What you can do for now

Concerned you sprained your ankle or foot?

If you would like any advice, feel free to call us!

A common cause of ankle sprains is tripping and stumbling on uneven ground.

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