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By Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC/Ringwood/Flushing
May 08, 2019
Category: Ankle conditions

Twisting and spraining your ankle is a very common injury. Even a minor sprain can cause swelling and may be very painful due to all the nerves and other sensitive components that make up the feet and ankles. Always rest an ankle after twisting it to allow the symptoms to dissipate. That will give you a more accurate idea of the extent of the damage.

Since individuals who have had a previous ankle sprain that wasn’t treated correctly are more susceptible to having future sprains, always see your foot doctor and follow recommended procedure for a full recovery. An ankle that has had several sprains that were not treated properly can become chronically unstable, leading to poor balance and an increase in falls, especially in the elderly.

Your foot doctor will check for any broken bones, tendon strains, and other ligament and tissue damage. An x-ray can be used to check for breaks and an MRI may be necessary to look for any soft tissue problems.

Treating a sprained ankle properly will include the following procedures:

  • The RICE method—This is the universal treatment protocol for many foot and ankle injuries and includes Rest, Icing, Compression, and Elevation.
  • Pain treatment—Pain relievers like Tylenol and ibuprofen can be taken in moderation to help reduce discomfort and swelling.
  • Don’t walk on the foot—You will have to take the weight off the foot with crutches or even a wheelchair to allow proper healing to commence.
  • Immobilizing boot—A properly fitted rigid boot will often be required to keep the ankle joint stable as healing occurs. This boot can be removed while resting.
  • Physical therapyExercises for the feet and ankles will restore strength, flexibility and stability and will increase range of motion.

Ask your podiatrist about advanced laser therapy for pain relief and more rapid healing. If you have suffered an ankle sprain, consult with our board-certified podiatrists at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. The center offers convenient locations in Fort Lee NJ, Ringwood NJ, Flushing Queens NY, Woodhaven NY, Brooklyn NY, and Forest Hills NY. Contact us at (201) 363-9844 and schedule an appointment today!

 

By Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC/Ringwood/Flushing
July 12, 2018
Category: Ankle conditions

Spraining an ankle is one of the most common ways to find your way into a podiatrist’s office. While many people may be fortunate enough to walk away with only minor pain and a temporary limp that subsides after a few days of rest and recuperation, other folks suffer sprains that can be much more problematic. The excessive force that is usually absorbed by your ankle bones and other major components is instead released into the more delicate ligaments and tendons, resulting in bruising, swelling, bleeding, and extreme pain all around the ankle joint.

How to treat an ankle sprain

Even what may appear to be a severe ankle sprain, in the beginning, will often respond very well to the RICE method—Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation. It’s always best to rest a sprained ankle but if you need to get mobile immediately, a walking boot and custom orthotic inserts can provide the necessary stabilization and immobilization for the required period of time. Take the boot off and raise your leg for as many hours as possible while healing occurs during rest periods. Don’t walk on a severely sprained ankle without support. It may take weeks or months of careful strengthening before you can go back to normal activities.

Preventing sprained ankles

Always make sure you are using the appropriate and most supportive shoes for the activity you are performing. This is essential to preventing foot and ankle injuries. Keep in mind that a poorly treated ankle sprain is one of the best ways to have it happen all over again and even worse. So be sure to give your ankle time for the appropriate healing and rehabilitation exercises to take effect.

Slowly strengthening your ankle joints and ligaments is mandatory or you are just asking for a new and likely worse sprain to occur. If you have a severely strained or sprained ankle, consult with our board-certified podiatrists at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. The center offers convenient locations in Fort Lee NJ, Ringwood NJ, Flushing Queens NY, Woodhaven NY, Brooklyn NY, and Forest Hills NY. Contact us at (201) 363-9844 and schedule an appointment today!

 

 

Anthony Davis provided an update on his ankle injury in early October, stating that he was rehabbing his injury. “It’s steady improving every day and I’m trying to figure out what I can and cannot do and then go from there. When I feel ready and able to get back on the floor, I’ll be back on the floor. We’re constantly checking on it every day,” he said. The Pelicans announced that Davis’s Grade 2 ankle injury sprain recovery could be as long as 2 weeks.

Ankle sprains are very pain and inconvenient. If you require medical assistance, contact Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Our doctor 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
  • Swelling
  • 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 Fort Lee, NJ, Flushing, NY and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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This year’s Glastonbury festival left a lot of people with sprained ankles and tired muscles. Although it is usual for attendees to be exhausted after Glastonbury, it is unusual for the exhaustion to be caused by poor ground conditions. The ground at this year’s festival was covered in mud, and it made navigating throughout the area difficult. A young man named Tom stated that his father fractured his ankle from dragging his leg through the mud. Walking in the poor conditions proved to be extremely exhausting for the attendees, and it caused many of them to have sore muscles. 

Broken ankles require immediate treatment. If you have any concerns about your feet and ankles, consult with Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov will attend to your foot and ankle needs.

Broken Ankles
A broken ankle is experienced when a person fractures their tibia or fibula in the lower leg and ankle area. Both these bones are attached at the bottom of the leg and combine to form what we know to be our ankle.

When a physician is referring to a break of the ankle, he or she is usually referring to a break in the area where the tibia and fibula are joined to create our ankle joint. Ankles are more prone to fractures because the ankle is an area that suffers a lot of pressure and stress. There are some obvious signs when a person experiences a fractured ankle and the following symptoms may be present.

Symptoms of a Fractured Ankle

  • Excessive pain when the area is touched or when any pressure is placed on the ankle
  • Swelling around the area
  • Bruising of the area
  • Area appears to be deformed

If you suspect an ankle fracture, it is recommended to seek treatment as soon as possible. The sooner you have your podiatrist diagnose the fracture, the quicker you’ll be on the way towards recovery.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Fort Lee, NJ, Flushing, NY and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs,

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Justin Bieber, who has been on his Purpose World Tour, recently sparked media attention after falling off stage during a performance. Although he was able to come back from the fall injury free, he then suffered a sprained ankle from a game of basketball between friends. While the pop star is recovering, he plans on continuing his world tour. “Gonna be taking it easy tonight on stage, sprained my ankle playing ball,” he stated before his Ohio concert.

Ankle sprains are very pain and inconvenient. If you require medical assistance, contact Dr. Greg Khaimov, DPM of Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC. Dr. Khaimov will provide you with the foot and ankle information you seek.

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
  • Swelling
  • 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 Fort Lee, NJ, Flushing, NY and Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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