Hopefully like myself many of you are now enjoying the knock out phase of the World Cup. When thinking back to the start of the World Cup and all the twist and turns, there is one thing that comes to mind. Neymar, of Brazil has the ability to barrel roll approximately 10 times after being blown on by an opponent, faking an injury! His acting skills certainly are not going to win him an Oscar. Typically his sequence of rolls involves him grabbing his ankle and screaming in agony, only to get up and run off!
By far the most common ankle injury in sports is an ankle sprain, which can be painful for a month or longer, not just 30 seconds like Neymar would lead you to believe. At Healthy Feet Podiatry we specialize in all foot and ankle injuries, and with in office digital X-rays we are able to quickly diagnose a sprain vs. a break of a bone and get patients started on the road to recovery quickly! Ankle sprains typically affect two or three ligaments on the outside of the ankle causing a large amount of inflammation and pain. Stability is key in the immediate aftermath of an ankle sprain, along with anti-inflammatories. We also commonly use regenerative medicine techniques to expedite a patients healing and get them back to full activity much faster! Super pulsed laser, Platelet rich plasma, and ozone therapy are all beneficial in speeding up the healing process significantly!
During your evaluation by our team of doctors if there is a break to the bone, or conservative therapy fails we are also well versed in the surgical correction of both chronic ankle sprains, and ankle fractures! So if you find yourself actually injured (unlike Mr. Neymar) call us at Healthy Feet Podiatry for your same day appointment, and get started on your recovery fast!