Odell Beckham Jr. is regarded as one of the best wide receivers in football. Like him or not (not from this eagles fan) his speed and agility can leave a defense dazzled. Unfortunately for Giants fans and Odell, during their last preseason game with the Browns he injured his ankle. The official report is, his team is not saying if it is “a high ankle sprain or low” multiple sources have indicated. This may leave many of you wondering, what is the difference?!
When an ankle sprain occurs the sprain is often times delineated as high vs low. To many this is confusing, however the answer is fairly simple. A “high” ankle sprain takes place when the tissue between the two lower leg bones is damaged. A “low” ankle sprain takes place when the tissue between the leg and foot is damaged. Both called a sprain, however they can be very different injuries! At Healthy Feet Podiatry we specialize in foot and ankle pathology such as ankle sprains and fractures. Our team of doctors can delineate between the mysterious high and low ankle sprains and develop a treatment plan that is right for you, even if the NFL is not waiting for your return!
We understand the limitations an ankle injury can place on a persons life, and work with our patients to get them healthy as fast as possible. For those with more severe or recurrent damage we have many regenerative medicine techniques available to us to keep our patients out of the operating room, including Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Ozone, and Prolozone therapy, just to name a few! If the damage to your ankle is too severe or all conservative treatment measures have been exhausted our skilled surgeons can re-stabilize your ankle surgically using cutting edge surgical techniques. For your thorough same day consultation call Healthy Feet Podiatry today!