Posts for tag: Ankle Sprains
According to the American College of Sports Medicine, an estimated 25,000 people people in the United States sprain their ankles every day. Most people assume that ankle sprains heal on their own time. Studies by Mayo Clinic, however, suggests otherwise; ankle sprains are not simple injuries, and without proper recovery and training, can easily occur again. The studies showed that the muscles do not contract normally after an ankle sprain, creating instability, and that people who participated in training programs after ankle sprains had improvements in instability.
Ankle sprains are very pain and inconvenient. If you have any concerns about your foot and ankle needs contact Dr. Michael H. Wynn, DPM of Foot Care Associates of Texas. Dr. Wynn will treat your foot and ankle needs.
How Does an Ankle Sprain Occur?
Ankle sprains take place when the ligaments in your ankle are torn or stretched beyond their limits. There are multiple ways that the ankle can become injured, including twisting or rolling over onto your ankle, putting undue stress on it, or causing trauma to the ankle itself.
What are the Symptoms?
- Mild to moderate bruising
- Limited mobility
- Discoloration of the skin (depending on severity)
Preventing a Sprain
- Wearing appropriate shoes for the occasion
- Stretching before exercises and sports
- Knowing your limits can aid in prevention
Treatment of a Sprain
Treatment of a sprain depends on the severity. Many times, people are told to rest and remain off their feet completely, while others are given an air cast. If the sprain is very severe, surgery may be required.
If you have suffered an ankle sprain previously, you may want to consider additional support such as a brace and regular exercises to strengthen the ankle.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Kingwood, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.
"Everything inyour bodystarts with how you strike your heel to the ground," said Bob Thompson, executive director for the Institute for Preventive Foot Health. "You're taking your five toes and grabbing your shoe to make sure it doesn't slide out," he said. "That action of the toes grabbing the shoe on the toe box is not normal."
Additionally, flip-flops don’t provide good arch support; placing the ankles out of place, eventually causing misalignment with the hips and spine. The open-toed rubber footwear also makes users prone to punctures on the floor from foreign objects.
Speaking to a podiatrist like Dr. Andrew H. Cohen of Mid-Michigan Foot and Ankle Center help you better understand the steps you can take to ensure that your feet stay healthy while wearing flip flops.
Flip-flops are not only very popular, but very convenient, especially in the warmer weather. They allow your feet to breathe and let you move your toes freely. They also go with most attire and can be worn with many different clothing styles. Unfortunately, these type of shoes also have a disadvantage, as they can cause harm to your feet in more ways than you think. These symptoms include:
- Ball and arch problems in the foot
- Changes to the body’s natural gait
- Ankle Sprains
- Higher risk of infection
- Higher risk of scrapes and cuts to the feet
- Issues in the lower back, legs and ankles
To avoid these symptoms (and minimize your risks), select a pair of flip-flops made of high quality materials that can offer protection. Purchase flip-flops from a reliable manufacturer and be sure to replace them every three to four months. Be sure the soles are firm and not ‘floppy’, or that they don’t bend or wiggle a lot when lifted from the floor.
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If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Saginaw, MI and Essexville, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.
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