Sprained Ankle Specialist

Michael J Frazier, DPM -  - Podiatrist

The Frazier Foot and Ankle Center

Michael J Frazier, DPM

Podiatrist located in Cypress, TX

Without proper medical treatment, a seemingly minor sprained ankle can lead to permanent ankle pain and instability. If you sprain your ankle, board-certified podiatrist Michael Frazier, DPM, PA, of The Frazier Foot & Ankle Center can help. Dr. Frazier offers comprehensive sprained ankle care in his Cypress, Texas, clinic. You can schedule your evaluation by clicking on the online scheduler, or by calling the office directly.

Sprained Ankle Q & A

What are the causes of a sprained ankle?

Your ankle joint is held in place by several connective tissues that provide support and help with a range of motion. Some of the most prominent connective tissues in your ankles are your ligaments, which connect bones to bones. When your ligaments are overstretched beyond their normal range or even torn, you have an ankle sprain.

Ankle sprains can happen for a variety of reasons — they’re one of the most common injuries athletes, runners, and exercise enthusiasts face. You can sprain your ankle by:

  • Walking or running on uneven surfaces
  • Twisting or landing incorrectly
  • Missing a step going downstairs
  • Tripping or falling

You can even suffer from an ankle sprain if someone steps or lands on your foot, possibly during a sporting event.

How do I know if my ankle is sprained?

You can usually tell that your ankle is sprained based off common signs and symptoms. These issues mimic a broken bone, though, so it’s always important to have a thorough evaluation at The Frazier Foot & Ankle Center if you experience any of these issues:

  • Swelling or inflammation
  • Redness or bruising
  • Limited range of motion
  • Difficulty bearing weight on the ankle

You might also find that your ankle is severely tender to the point where even the pressure from socks becomes uncomfortable.

What is the treatment for a sprained ankle?

Dr. Frazier wants to help you get relief from any immediate pain, but he also needs to put together an individualized care plan to improve healing and prevent future ankle instability. Your sprained ankle treatment plan is likely going to include several of these therapies:

  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Supportive devices, such as crutches
  • Compression wrapping or casting
  • Physical therapy or strengthening exercises

If you have a severe ligament tear or continue having problems with ankle instability, Dr. Frazier may need to perform ankle surgery. This procedure allows Dr. Frazier to repair or reconstruct the damaged ligament in order to restore your full ankle function.

Book your sprained ankle exam at The Frazier Foot & Ankle Center today. Click on the online booking feature, or call the clinic to schedule.